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Warning of scams destroying the identity of 9 different banking institutions

The main goal of most cybercriminals is to get money through various means. For this reason, it is not uncommon to discover scams seeking to access the financial data of victims, including those posing as banking entities. According to the Office of Internet Security (OSI), currently there are 9 cases of phishing Relating to banks operating in Spain.

The substituted banks are:

  • Santander
  • caxabank
  • unibox
  • bankinter
  • open bench
  • ibercaza
  • BBVA
  • Bank
  • Kutxabank


To access bank details, hackers send fake SMS messages to alleged entities. False messages seek an excuse such as suspension of credit or debit cards for suspected suspicious actions To ask the victims to fill their details on a fake website.

How to detect bank scam?

The domains of the links provided in SMS are usually .ly, .to, .at, .com, .eu, e.t.c. OSI maintains that in some cases cybercriminals are able to sneak into the actual company’s SMS thread, but they use colloquial language, have misspellings or grammatical errors and the links they redirect to are not the official website Huh.

SMS texts often contain words like ‘Security’, ‘Activate’, ‘Update’, ‘Card’, ‘Reactivate’, ‘Account’ or ‘Lock’.


Cybercriminals do not ask for ransom for themselves but for the underprivileged.

How to act in case of bank failure?

The National Police warns users that these messages should be deleted directly and that they should not click on the links provided by them. If the user is already in the trap, it is advised to contact the bank immediately to report the situation And block the card as soon as possible.

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