Several users have reported that they have received an e-mail – calling on the brands, logos, colors and images of the official one, Poste Italiane – with whom they are invited to verify the personal data provided during the subscription of Poste Italiane services because of an inconsistency found in the registry
pointing out that «The insertion of altered data may give rise to a reason for the interruption of the service in accordance with Art. 135e 137 / c [...], in addition to committing criminal offense according to C.P.P. art. 415 of 2001 on the law against money laundering and the transparency of data provided by car certification.»

You can notice spelling errors and inaccuracies in the e-mail body, symptoms that should immediately make us suspect.

The e-mail object is literally «Communication no. 8764745 Poste Italiane»and the verifications carried out by CERT confirm that this is a case of” phishing “with the deceit of the personal data of the victim!

As is well known, phishing is an illicit activity by which a subject manages to gain credentials of a user and then uses them to commit computer fraud consistently, in fraudulent access to bank / postal bank accounts or confidential information , pretending the legitimate owner (digital identity theft). The central knot of this offense is the mistaken induction of the offended person, with artifacts or scams (ex Article 640 cp, “Scam”).

There is also a case of ‘spamming’, consisting in the submission of unsolicited / undesired communications, in violation of the provisions of Legislative Decree 196/03 (‘Personal Data Protection Code’ or ‘Privacy Code’ »), With automated systems (eg e.mail, fax, sms, mms).

These are, therefore, crimes penalized by our Criminal Code.

Poste Italiane wants to reassure its customers that they have taken all the actions necessary to counteract third-party illegal activities / conduct, protect their “digital identity”, protect users from the illicit data they are / can be victims of (eg phishing , computer fraud, theft of digital identity).

How to behave?

In order to avoid any risk, we suggest anyone receiving this type of message to take simple steps, such as:

  • Do not link to the site mentioned in the text of the e-mail message;
  • Do not compile and / or download enclosed documents in your e-mail;
  • If you are connected by mistake, do not provide any kind of credentials and / or personal data, do not authenticate;
  • Report further suspicious emails to the mailbox;
  • wary of similar request for which it is not certain the origin.