There is a new scam in the city and the National Police has begun to alert citizens about its danger since with a simple call they can get hold of your bank credentials.
The National Police warns of a new scam aimed at stealing your bank passwords by phone. Yes, it may sound like the typical electronic scam that has been going on for several years. But the truth is that this new scam comes within a modality that is still little known and that has been baptized as ‘spoofing’.
this new phone scam It intends to steal your bank credentials so that it can later take your money. The technique used to steal bank access involves combining a series of different methods with which to get victims to lower their guard enough to fall for this phone scam.
The way that scammers have and as the National Police comments to access the data involves making a call to the victim. This call is the first step in bank access theft because They impersonate the phone number of a bank that matches the one used by the victim.
When supplanting the number of the bank, what happens is that the victim suspects absolutely nothing at the end of the call and, in fact, even if they later look for the phone number, it will coincide with the entity, which eliminates any concern and, unfortunately, any action to protect themselves in the face of the situation they have just experienced.
Spoofing: the National Police warns of a new scam
The phone scam doesn’t end there. The next thing the attackers do is ask the user to type the access code to their online banking on their mobile device. The user accesses and types his password, which ends up giving the attackers all the necessary information so they can access this person’s accounts.
The keystrokes are captured, closing this phone scam in which the bank has nothing to do. The next thing scammers do is access the account while making the call, requesting the code that arrives by SMS to the user and giving them full powers within the victim’s account.
The National Police warns of a new scam and launches several recommendations. The first thing is not to trust any number, even if it looks like the real phone. In the event that the number is the real telephone number of the bank, it will never request that you enter codes or passwords of any kind, nor will it send links from which you must access the online banking service.