The Financial Department has warned against fraudulent emails and text messages that seek confidential banking information from people for payment by the Financial Department. The attackers impersonate Czech Post and from its fake website they redirect the user to fill in the bank details at the payment gateways.
To get allegedly money from the financial department, the attackers lead users to a forged cekposta.cz link, while the Czech Post’s website address is ceskaposta.cz. The fake website template was posted by the Finance Department. “This phishing campaign is again targeting the public. It is not a legitimate request from Czech Post, it is an attempt to create false secrecy through the use of the Czech Post logo and thus create an assumption that this is a genuine request.” A spokeswoman for the General Directorate of Financial Affairs said: Susanna Masatova.
She reminded that unknown and suspicious text messages and emails, especially their attachments, should not be opened and answered by people.
It appeared before fraudulent emails promising payment from the financial department. For example, in September 2014, the Public Finance Directorate drew attention to a fake website, where users were sent emails informing them in English of the right to a tax refund.
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