Banking scams: Sanpaolo, BNL, Unicredit users targeted

There are many banking scams that roam the web, and it is good that the customers of Sanpaolo, Unicredit and BNL are very careful about the emails arriving in their inbox.

20:46 GMT, Tuesday, December 1, 2020

Unfortunately, several hackers and scammers in recent years have literally attacked the internet. Their intention is to rob, by different scam attempts, the users’ most personal and sensitive data. Customers of first-rate financial firms in Italy, such as Intesa Sanpaolo, BNL and Unicredit, are the victims who have been most hit in recent months. Let’s see in depth how these scams are executed and, consequently, how we can protect ourselves effectively.

Scams from Sanpaolo, Unicredit and BNL: how to stop them
A good amount of banking scandals currently in circulation are based on phishing, as you might expect. The methodology we are talking about is subtle and powerful and more victims are claimed than we assume. And how is that working?

For supposed account blockages, a fake e-mail is submitted . The offenders, who claim to serve the banking institution to which you belong, clearly write these letters. Their goal is to make you click on the fake link in the message that is present.

It can be said after doing this that the fraud has truly started. In reality, you will be taken back to your bank’s fake portal after clicking on the link, with great attention to every detail. The only distinction is that they are used in plain text by the offenders themselves as you enter the info, who read about it immediately.

How will we survive against such attacks? The important thing is to understand what is happening – to find the messages and erase them immediately. Banks can never send such messages, so ignore them or quickly erase them as soon as you see them.