What’s happened?

In many, we are reporting the reception of e-mails apparently sent by Poste Italiane notifying the receipt of a “phantom” online telegram: the recipients of the mail are invited to read the contents, but in reality – clicking on the proposed link – you starts an “access procedure” whose sole purpose is to convey confidential information that is later used to make scams.

The text contained in the email is more or less like this:

“Dear Customer,
Notification of telegram sending (acceptance number: 39178-65608-82335)
Sign up telegram document online.
Sign In Online Telegram (Acceptance Number: 77364-2950)”

 

Why is important to know it?

The message is a fake product for fraudulently exploiting the credentials we use to access the online account (username and password) and other confidential information, which are then used directly to trap our money or are resold to specialized criminal organizations.

Our CERT verifications confirm that this is a case of phishing – an illicit activity done by adopting different tricks (eg playing branded logos or web sites that we regularly use).

These are very serious offenses punishable by our Criminal Code (erroneous induction of a person who has been hurt by artifices or scams – ex art 640 cp, “Scam”, sending unsolicited / unsolicited communications -” spamming in violation of D. Legislative Decree 196/03 – “Personal Data Protection Code” or “Privacy Code”).

In Poste Italiane we have been organizing for some time for the prevention and contraction of these illicit activities that enable us to deactivate sites that are predisposed to fraudsters at the same time and to block suspicious transactions on accounts if the credentials are removed of a customer’s access.

How to buy it?

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

  • Do not connect to the site indicated in the text of the e-mail message;
  • Do not compile and / or download enclosed documents in the e-mail message;
  • If you are connected by mistake, do not provide any kind of credentials and / or personal data, do not authenticate;
  • Report further suspected emails to the CERT@posteitaliane.it mailbox;
  • Wait for similar requests, which are not reliable.