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Postbank, DKB, ING: Fraudsters target bank customers






If you are a customer of one of the banks mentioned above, you should be particularly careful with incoming e-mails.

Bank customers are once again the focus of online scammers. The consumer advice center is currently warning customers from three different banks about circulating phishing mails.

Postbank, DKB and ING are affected. The pattern is the same: the fraudsters send emails to a large number of recipients in the hope of also reaching customers of these banks. The email addresses required for this are traded on the black market and mostly come from data theft and leaks.

Recipients are prompted under some pretense to click on the included link and enter their information. This pretext can be that their account has allegedly been blocked or that they are supposed to activate a new security system.

The scammers try to lure you to their website under some pretense.

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The scammers try to lure you to their website under some pretense.

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However, when the victim clicks on the link, they do not land on the bank’s online presence, but rather on the fraudster’s website. This is optically based on the login window of the bank. After entering the data, it is immediately forwarded to the scammers.

Received a phishing email – what to do?

If you receive mail whose authenticity you question, you should under no circumstances click on any links within the mail. Instead, you can try to reach the supposed sender on an official channel to verify the authenticity of the email.

If you immediately recognize the email as a phishing email, you should delete it immediately. You can also warn other users about the scam by forwarding the mail to the consumer advice center beforehand. These regularly publish warnings about scams currently circulating. Simply forward the e-mail to phishing@ Verbraucherzentrale.nrw.

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