- Tram Ho
After the form of sending a fake website login link was “caught”, the criminals switched to a new form to trap victims.
Recently, some banks have warned customers to be wary of bank spoofing tricks to scan QR codes to appropriate assets.
Specifically, the tactics are as follows: The criminal will impersonate a bank employee, call from a desk number with a sequence similar to the bank’s switchboard number, inviting customers to increase their credit card limit, or withdraw cash from a credit card or some other financial service.
These people will then send and ask the customer to scan a QR code. Customers who scan the QR code sent by the crooks will be redirected to the fake website link. These objects require customers to enter information such as: full name, citizen identification, photo of two-sided citizenship, card number, CVV secret code, card expiration date.
Customers are also required to share OTP codes sent to their phone numbers, login information and bank account passwords… If customers provide information, crooks will gain the right to use Internet banking accounts or cards. credit, conduct transactions to appropriate money.
Vietnam Prosperity Bank (VPBank) has advised customers to be very wary of requests to scan QR codes or access strange links of this type. Absolutely do not provide card number information, the three security numbers on the back of the credit card, or any other personal security information via Zalo or an anonymous phone number.
Do not provide OTP/ Smart OTP authentication code to anyone including bank staff. When there is any suspicion of fraud, customers should immediately contact and notify the bank at the hotline number, or go to the nearest transaction point to receive and guide the settlement.
Recently, the police agency has also warned people about the QR code scanning scam to take over social media accounts.
Accordingly, criminals use Facebook accounts to send messages to friends in their contacts, asking to access Zalo with a QR code to vote for an online contest. However, after scanning the QR code, the user account will immediately be hijacked and send a message to the person in the Zalo contacts to ask for a loan. Many people have lost money this way.
Source : Genk