Tauron warns against fake websites appearing on the Internet using the Group’s logo. The energy company announced that it does not run any promotional campaigns on social media regarding the financing of the Group’s investments.
“These websites are promoted on social media and instant messengers. In this way, cybercriminals try to extort money for alleged investments carried out with the Tauron Group. Cybercriminals also establish contact by phone and via instant messaging during the malicious campaign,” the company explains in a statement on Tuesday.
To protect yourself against such frauds, remember that the main, original Tauron website has the address www.tauron.pl, and the transaction system for customer service is called Moje Tauron and is available at www.mojtauron.pl
The activity of cybercriminals has increased
According to the company’s representatives, the activity of cybercriminals trying to extort money for alleged investments carried out with the Tauron Group has recently increased. Moreover, Internet crimes usually occur more frequently during the holiday season.
On Tuesday, Tauron launched a campaign promoting internet safety rules by publishing a special guide called “Give gifts to your loved ones on the Internet, not to scammers!” The publication is available at tauron.pl/bezpieczenstwo.
“In the new edition of educational activities, Tauron points to popular types of fraud and extortion, which are particularly intense during the Christmas period, and advises how to avoid them,” the Group said.
Online security specialists emphasize that the goal of cybercriminals is to extort money or data. The fraudster will use personal data, passwords and access codes to rob, incur financial liabilities on behalf of the injured party or extort money from family and friends.
Therefore, experts advise, you should not act under the influence of emotions. “Criminals want to throw people off balance and force them to act immediately. Their creativity is almost unlimited in this respect. Maintaining common sense is therefore crucial for online safety,” we read in Tauron’s Tuesday information.
The energy group reminds that no institution requests or forces you to provide confidential information via e-mail or telephone. None of them need passwords to access any type of accounts.
If there are any doubts as to the authenticity of the received e-mail or text message, it is worth contacting the institution from which the message supposedly comes. For example, you can call the hotline, the number of which can be found on the official website or in your documents.
“Until you are sure that the message is true, do not click on any links, do not respond to messages or open attachments, and it is best to mark the message as spam,” warns Tauron.
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