Published November 15, 2023 at 3:08 pm / ©Editing: Pexels/Andrea Piacquadio/ Screenshot: kk
to caution! It’s that time again: Fraudulent SMS messages are spreading again in Austria, claiming to come from BAWAG and aiming to gain access to recipients’ accounts.
“Your TAN procedure definitely needs to be updated”: Scammers are currently trying to use such words to lure Austrians into traps. Upon closer inspection, it quickly becomes clear that the SMS could not have come from an actual BAWAG. There is also a suspicious link in the message – it is very important not to open or respond to it!
Baoag offers safety tips:
- SMS messages are always sent under the sender name BAWAG.
- Emails from BAWAG contain addresses ending with “@bawag.at”.
- By hovering over the hidden link included in the email, you can see the actual link that leads to the phishing site.
- Original links from BAWAG always end at bawag.at.
- In messages, BAWAG uses personal greetings to customers (i.e. not a generic greeting like “Dear Customer”).
- Banks will never ask for personal information online, especially through links in emails.
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