The trick on the phone. “Check where to pick up the package”
An SMS about an unanswered parcel may have different “faces”. In a message sent to us by one of the readers, you can see that fake SMSs also take an exceptionally personalized form. In this case, the scammers knew some of the data of the future victim.
False SMS about packages and orders they can take many forms, but the one described here is relatively new. They appeared in the message authentic data of our readerMoreover, on the landing page – if she chose to click on the link – she wouldn’t find a payment form, but one that asks for additional datawhat the experts from Dagma pointed out in their conversation with us. It is possible that in this case it was simply about extorting them.
However, this does not change the fact that the form of cheating itself is rather known. SMS, in this case received from the number +48 508 092 971, is short in content and suggests that the alleged parcel was delivered to a pickup point and that the addressee must do something, to pick it up. It’s all about clicking on a link under the pretext of checking your points list. Our reader says that she did not even order anything to make the message appear authentic.
At the time of writing, the target page is already blocked by at least some internet providers. The browser itself advises against opening it, this time due to the lack of encryption. It is worth noting that because this is a personalized landing page, each potential victim probably receives a different link. Therefore, it is difficult to assume that all of them are already flawlessly recognized by browsers or internet providers, therefore it is worth being careful.
We advise you to ignore all similar SMS messages, and additionally submit for analysis to CERT Polska. In the phone itself, there is still the option of adding the sender to blacklisthence he will no longer be able to contact us in the future. Here, however, it is also necessary to remember that this is only a partially effective method – fraudsters usually use dozens of numbers, so in the future they may also simply contact another one.
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Oskar Ziomek, the editor in charge of dobreprogramy.pl
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