Transfers, credits, fines … Beware of e-mail scams

Be very careful if you receive a signed and stamped ACPR email, you could be the target of a scam. This Thursday, October 15, the Prudential Control and Resolution Authority (ACPR), French supervisor of the finance sector, warned the public against the actions of “crooks usurping his identity or that of his staff”.

This authority was “informed of fraudulent e-mails”, aimed at “obtaining from victims the payment of funds for various reasons (fees for unblocking transfers, obtaining credits, paying fines, etc..) or even the collection of personal information “, explains the ACPR in a press release. These are in fact “fraud attempts” specifies the site.

The process is very similar to scams to Health Insurance, that is, e-mail phishing. “Crooks misuse the names and logos of the ACPR, the identity of members of its staff and emails sent from addresses official appearance“, warns the press release.

Do not answer it

The ACPR calls the public “to the greatest vigilance and not to respond to these requests or, in case of doubt, to contact “its services. In the event of fraud, the French financial supervisors invite any victims” to file a complaint as soon as possible “and to contact a service called” INFO ESCROQUERIES on 0 805 805 817 (free call Monday to Friday 9 a.m. to 6.30 p.m.) “.

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