It works through a fake email that redirects to fraudulent websites that ask you to enter your data
If you are a Movistar customer, be careful with a fraudulent email informing you that you have bills to pay. This is a message written by cybercriminals with the aim of stealing your most sensitive information. It embeds links that redirect to fake websites, which imitate the aesthetics of Movistar, but only want you to enter your data on them.
What is fake email like?
The scam has been revealed by @Sonia-blogger on the Movistar website. As we can see, the email imitates an official one from the operator. This has the subject “Notice of availability of Invoice n. (invoice number). Total to pay: €(an amount of euros).
In addition to being sent by an email address that could pass for one belonging to Movistar, the appearance of the email itself is quite reliable. It is well written and has a similar structure to those of the operator. Precisely for this reason we must raise alarm bells. In general terms, the scam is similar to the scam that impersonated Movistar that FACUA warned about in November.
The danger lies in text links. If you access them, you will be redirected to a web page that, like the email, imitates the aesthetics of Movistar. It asks you to log in with your account and password, which will be used by criminals to obtain your data, and it is a mirror website, which does not really belong to the company. It has been created by the perpetrators of the scam to obtain your login details.
What to do before him
If you receive this email, do not enter your data or download anything that may include. Nothing will happen if you just open it, the danger lies in entering your data on the fake Movistar website that it shows.
In case you have done it, We recommend that you quickly change your credentials, in case hackers haven’t had time to save them. If the Movistar credentials are the same as those in your email, change these as well. It is also important that notify the operatorso that they are alert in case a strange movement occurs with your account.
In addition to this, There are several universal considerations, which are used both for this email and to detect a scam in others. They are the following:
- Check the email address
- Be suspicious if they ask you quickly carry out management entering your data
- If it has links, mouse over them so that they are shown in full. This way you can know where they are going and be careful if they look strange.
- Check for spelling mistakes from a supposed official email
- Never provide passwords by email
- If you download a file, watch its extension (.doc, .pdf, .zip, etc.). Sometimes scammers claim that it is a PDF, but it is really a Trojan inside a compressed file, as in the recent SEPE scam.
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