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InPost. Fraudsters send SMSs asking for an additional payment to the package – CERT Polska warns

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CERT Polska warns against cybercriminals pretending to be InPost. “Fraudsters send SMSs to random telephone numbers, the content of which suggests the need for an additional payment for the package” – we read.

The CERT Polska team has published the warnings on their social media accounts. “You ordered Christmas gifts online and are waiting for a package? Be careful, criminals may try to use it” – indicated.

InPost clients targeted by fraudsters

The team said it “has noticed the return of a well-known campaign impersonating InPost. Fraudsters send text messages to random phone numbers that suggest a surcharge for the package.” “The link in the SMS leads to a fake InPost website, and then we are transferred to a fake payment panel, from which we can allegedly log into our bank’s account” – we read.

The cybersecurity team at the Polish Financial Supervision Authority (KNF CSIRT) also warned against such actions by fraudsters. “Attention! In connection with the pre-Christmas period, criminals are intensifying their attacks on internet users’ wallets. Fraudsters send fake SMS with a request to pay extra for the package, impersonating @PaczkomatyPL” – we read in the CSIRT KNF entry on Twitter.

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CERT Polska was established to respond to incidents that violate security on the Internet. The team operates within the structures of the National Research Institute – Scientific and Academic Computer Network (NASK).

Earlier Polish Post informed about possible online fraud attempts related to the customs handling of shipments from stores outside the European Union.

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