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“Your action is required”: Fake verification in Volksbank phishing mail

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Jul 05, 2022 at 10:22 am

As a customer of Volks- und Raiffeisenbank, you are currently the target of phishing attempts. You can recognize the fake by the subject “Your action is required”.

This phishing email lures you to a dangerous site. (Source: consumer center)

  • A phishing email wants to get your login details for your Volksbank account.
  • An alleged verification is used as a pretext.
  • Delete the email immediately.

Do you have an account with Volks- und Raiffeisenbank and have you received an e-mail with the subject “Your action is required”? So be careful, because you have a phishing email in front of you. In it, you will be asked to perform a verification. The corresponding form is supposed to be in your online banking mailbox.

A link is included in the email so that you can go there without detours. But that’s not what he claims to be. Noisy Consumer Center you will be directed to a fake login page. If you want to use it to log in to your online banking, you will hand over your data directly to the scammers.

Criminals can then abuse your account. We recommend that you delete the email immediately. If you have nevertheless provided your data, contact the service hotline of the Volks- und Raiffeisenbank or contact the contact person at your bank. This way you can prevent worse things from happening.

Simple signs: this is how you recognize every phishing email

A first indication that you have received a phishing email: The email will ask you to confirm personal data or enter it on a website. This Under no circumstances should you comply with the request. Also, criminals often use official company logos that they copy in their emails, but not official sender addresses.

If you find the suspicious sender, you should read the email twice. You will often find spelling mistakes or inconsistencies in German grammar. Attackers usually do not write their emails themselves, but rather use automatically generated messages or translate known emails with a translation program. But why all these efforts?

What do criminals achieve with phishing attacks?

Phishing is used on the Internet to collect real user data. The latter can make money if email addresses, names and other information are sold for advertising purposes or submitted in criminal forums. Thanks to the data obtained, cybercriminals can also deal with future phishing attacks in a more targeted way, which makes their attacks more effective.

Have you received a suspicious email?

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  • Spelling mistake?

  • Sensitive data requested?

  • Official logos?

  • Unknown sender?

Attachments and links in malicious emails also often inject malware or viruses into your computer. Also, you should not just ignore suspicious emails. Forward them to the email address above and help us report future phishing attacks.

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But phishing emails aren’t the only danger lurking on the internet. In addition to fraud attempts, there are all kinds of viruses, Trojans and malware that can infect your computer. Unfortunately, data scandals are also part of everyday digital life. You can see the five most recent articles on the subject of “Scam Alerts” below:

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