Scammers are currently sending SMS in the name of Zürcher Kantonalbank. In the message, the scammers claim that the “ZKB Access app” currently only works on a limited scale, such as “Cybercrimepolice.chWrites. The message is a phishing attempt.
Scammers send these phishing messages. (Source: Cybercrimepolice.ch)
In the message, scammers encourage users to follow an attached link to remove the restriction. However, the link leads to a phishing site, where “Cybercrimepolice.ch” continues. There, victims are asked to enter their username and password for their electronic banking account, and other personal data. Victims are also supposed to upload a scan of the access activation letter.
Screenshot of the phishing site. (Source: Cybercrimepolice.ch)
Ignore the text message.
Never follow links from emails, SMS messages or other websites that refer to your bank’s electronic banking services. If you are not sure, before logging in, make sure you are physically connected to your bank.
Never reveal personal information about yourself if you have not done thorough investigations before.
Cybercrimepolice.ch recommends the following for scam victims:
Inform your bank immediately.
After making an appointment by phone, go to your local police station and file a report.
By the way: cybercriminals are also after accessing your Office 365 data. Scammers are always coming up with new ways to do this, as you can read here.
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