Savings banks are warning their customers of two new forms of fraud with which scammers want to get their hands on the login details of savings bank customers. This is how attacks work.
Sparkasse warns against online banking data theft
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Sparkasse warns of two scams in which criminals send text messages to their potential victims. In shaky German, the short messages state that the “Sparkasse Legitimation” expires on April 27, 2022. This is followed by a link that you can use to extend this legitimacy. The site linked in this way is a phishing site, which scammers use to intercept the login details you entered. Specifically, the gangsters ask you to enter your online banking login details, various personal details and your Sparkasse card details.
Delete this SMS
and do not touch the link it contains.
If you have already fallen in love with this fraudulent SMS, it is essential that you contact your Sparkasse immediately and block access to online banking.
SMS informs about the alleged DHL delivery / answering machine
The second variant of the current SMS attack works like this: Cyber gangsters send SMS pretending to inform about the delivery of a pending DHL package or alternatively via a voice message. The SMS will ask you to install an app on your Android smartphone or Android tablet. This app brings malicious code to your mobile device that manipulates the launch of your Sparkasse app.
As soon as you launch the Sparkasse app, the malicious software ensures that instead of the Sparkasse app, several dialog boxes are displayed in which you enter your name, bank code or BIC of your Sparkasse, your online banking login details ( login name / LegID and PIN) as well as your date of birth and your Sparkasse card number.
The same applies here: delete this SMS immediately and do not install this app under any circumstances. Typically you should only install apps from relevant Apple and Google app stores and never from other download sites.
If you have already fallen for the scam, immediately notify your Sparkasse and block access to online banking. You should also clean your Android device of malware (or have it cleaned).