Again, the police warn of fraud on behalf of service providers. On their website, they announced on Tuesday that the number of phishing e-mails sent on behalf of public utility service providers had risen again in recent weeks.
The communication service of the National Police Headquarters (ORFK) drew attention to the other service providers typically contact the public by non-electronic message in connection with the payment of possible arrears of fees and the payment of subsidies, in each case only through an official channel – postal address or customer portal.
It is known that phishers they try to obtain personal or credit card information through emails, websites, sweepstakes, which are later used to commit crimes. A common feature of phishing e-mails is that they come from a foreign sender who is not connected to the service provider, and although they are similar in image to those used by the service provider, they typically contain broken Hungarian text messages using incorrect grammatical structures.
These websites also use elements that can be associated with the real service provider, but typically use a simplified display, inoperative buttons, links, or misspelled terms.
The ORFK warns that if someone receives such an email, or if you suspect you may be dealing with a phishing message, always exercise caution. Particular care should be taken if the sender does not send the message from the service provider’s official channels or requests any personal or credit card information.
It is important to know that the websites of most Hungarian service providers are located in the range ending in .hu. Thus, if the linked page does not end in such a way, no one will enter your personal or credit card information. They should also not be provided on a website that someone has only learned about through a warning message. When registering on unknown websites, you should always choose a password that you do not use in other services.
If you have already registered on such a website, you may want to change the password for your email and social media account, restrict to request the electronic use of the given bank card or its replacement in order to prevent possible future misuse – recommended by the police
If a suspicious website is found, it can be found on the Internet Hotline operated by the National Media and Communications Authority. mean.
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