Alert for a new scam related to Correos: if you receive this message, do not follow its instructions

The National Cybersecurity Institute (Incibe) has warned, through its website, about a new scam by which a group of cybercriminals impersonates the Post Office to get hold of your personal data such as banking. A case of phishing, like so many others we have talked about lately, in which those responsible for the attack pose as a public institution or a renowned company to attack you without raising any kind of suspicion.

As we have told you before, this time they impersonate the Post Office through an email in which they warn you that there is a message in your name that has not been able to reach its destination: “Your shipping number is pending” . However, from the Incibe they remember that the scammers could change the subject to avoid arousing suspicion, so it will be better that you stay alert to any possible email related to the company.

They will write you about a package in your name that has not been able to reach the address

In the body of the message, the scammers will warn you that the package in your name could not be delivered to your address because they have not entered the address correctly. They will then show you the date they supposedly made the failed delivery attempt and the date they will try again. However, and in order to receive the alleged package at home, you will have to share your current address and, in addition, pay the shipping costs.

This is the email in question. / INCIBE

Given that it is a symbolic amount, this time of 1.79 euros, the scammers show that their objective is something else. As usual, those responsible for the attack will offer you a link so that you can pay the shipping costs. However, their main objective is that you provide them with your personal and banking data. In this way, scammers will use them to take over your account and do what they want with it without raising any kind of suspicion.

Tips not to fall into the trap

If you have received one of these emails recently, no case. In order to face these types of threats, Entelgy Innotec offers a series of tips with which you will avoid falling into the trap. From checking the sender’s address of the email or the greeting it uses to checking the spelling of the email or not opening emails from unknown users. Simple steps to help you avoid bigger problems.

They will ask for your bank details to move on. / INCIBE

Beyond these tips, Entelgy recommends not clicking on the hyperlinks or links from suspicious emails or download applications of questionable origin. Also act with caution when downloading files or executables attached to emails and enter your personal data only on pages with the ‘https’ protocol that you consider safe. Thanks to these tips We will be able to face all kinds of scams that aim to get hold of our data.

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