Fraudsters continue to create fake websites to get user information through a new scam targeting credit card customers.
At the end of the year, the demand for shopping increases, so many people choose to spend first and pay later through credit cards. campaign Understanding that mentality, the crooks started a new scam targeting a group of customers who both have spending needs and credit lines.
According to a security expert from the National Cyber Security Monitoring Center (NCSC), the unit has discovered a new campaign to attack users of some banks in Vietnam to steal identity information and account. This campaign starts on November 14, 2022, to present.
The method of fraudsters’ campaign is to use text messages (SMS) or calls to subscribers of “prey”. They reach out by announcing the program to upgrade the card (credit) limit, then send a redirect to a website impersonating the bank. Here, the victim will have to provide information related to the identity and account to be able to increase the online limit without having to go to the bank for procedures or paperwork as usual.
“The new campaign to reach victims through the card limit upgrade is a psychological attack on the upcoming Tet holiday when people need money and high demand for shopping,” a security expert from NCSC said.
He also added that the subjects behind this campaign often shut down the server after completing the goal and only reopen it when needed. This is to reduce the risk of being traced and intercepted by security experts and regulators. Currently, the number of domains detected in connection with the above campaign has reached several dozen and continues to last.
Experts recommend that users absolutely do not click or access strange links as well as do not provide identity information, important documents, phone numbers, or bank accounts in any form.
“When there is a problem, you should immediately call the bank where you are using the service, and at the same time report to the authorities about suspected fraud cases,” the NCSC expert emphasized.