Another large bank warns customers. mBank warns of another serious fraud that could rob customers of money. – We warn against a campaign of fraud that is leveling off to the Patent Office of the Republic of Poland (UPRP) – writes mBank.
mBank warns: a dangerous attempt at fraud!
mBank warns against cyber fraud in a new communication.
According to mBank, criminals forgo the patent of the Republic of Poland (UPRP) and send fake invoices. They require immediate payment.
What to look for?
- alleged payment calls – sent by traditional mail (also rarely by email);
- prepared invoices and "DECISION" signed by the sender as the Patent Office of the Republic of Poland.
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mBank warns customers
Fraud mimics an existing institution and uses the old UPRP letter template to increase credibility.
The content of the message requires funds to be provided, false invoice numbers. In this way, there is extortion of funds due to the alleged entry into the register and to get the right to protection of the brand ̵
How to recognize a fraud? These are examples of fake invoices
How do I check if a message is real?
An official warning was also issued by the Patent Office of the Republic of Poland on its website. In the message entitled "Warning Against Misleading Payment Requests, Invoices or Counterfeit Decisions!" with the only real account number that belongs to the office. In addition, you can find the official UPRP position and helpline number for questions / reports regarding suspicious correspondence.
mBank informs the clients that if there was a payment / transfer to a false account number, the matter should be report as soon as possible to mBank with at least the recipient's invoice number and a brief description of the event . You may want to report the case to the Polish Patent Office.
Only within two days, the Polish police office received approximately 100 reports of phishing attempts.
The full message to mBank can be found on the bank's website CLICK HERE
More and more bank customers are victims of fraud and losing money from the account. Cyber criminals who are among others ING Bank Śląski, Bank Pekao, Credit Agricole or Bank Pocztowy.
The tax authorities also warn against fake emails. Criminals also imitate websites that offer fast transfers – Dotpay, PayU or Przelewy24.
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