Another big bank is warning customers. mBank warns of yet another serious fraud that could steal customers' money. – We warn against the campaign for fraudsters imitating the Patent Office of the Republic of Poland (UPRP) – writes mBank.
mBank warns: a dangerous attempt at fraud!
mBank warns against cyberattacks in a new announcement.
According to mBank, criminals they commit themselves to the Patent Office of the Republic of Poland (UPRP) and send fake invoices. They require immediate payment.
What to watch out for
- alleged payment requests – sent by mail (rarely via email);
- prepared invoices and "DECISIONS" whose sender signs the Patent Office of the Republic of Poland.
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mBank warns customers
scammers they commit to an existing institution, using the previous PPO letter template to increase credibility.
The content of the notice requires the payment of funds for a substituted incorrect bill number. In this way, there is extortion of funds due to the alleged entry in the register and obtaining the right to protect the trademark – we read in a warning on the mBank website.
How is a scam recognized? These are examples of fake invoices
How can you check if the message is real?
The Patent Office of the Republic of Poland also posted an official warning on its website. In the message entitled "Warning Against Misleading Payment Requests, Invoices, or Counterfeit Decisions!" with the only real payment account number associated with the office. In addition, you can find the official UPRP's position and helpline number to receive suspicious correspondence questions / reports.
mBank advises clients that if payment / transfer has taken place for a fake bill number, the case should be reports to mBank as soon as possibleindicating at least the recipient's invoice number and a brief description of the event. Alternatively, you can report the case to the Polish Patent Office.
Within just two days, the Republic of Poland's office received approx. 100 phishing scams notifications.
You can find the full mBank message on the bank's website CLICK HERE
Banking customers are increasingly being scammed, losing money from their accounts. Cyber criminals who impersonate ING Bank Śląski, Bank Pekao, Credit Agricole and Bank Pocztowy, among others.
The tax office also warns against fake emails. Criminals also impersonate websites that offer fast transfers – Dotpay, PayU or Przelewy24.
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