Cybercriminals are sending scam messages again. At the moment, especially a message impersonating the DHL shipping company is spreading. The message claims that
- a package is incoming, and a small amount must be paid to release the shipment.
The scam message may look like this:
Please remember these seven things when banking online
- Do not go to an online bank through a link sent to you or through a search engine. The message directing you to the login page is a scam. You may end up in a scam website through the search results of Google, Bing or another search engine too, so type the address on the browser’s address bar yourself.
- Check the address. Always make sure that you are at www.op.fi. Do not enter your user identifiers into a site if you are not sure about its legitimacy.
- Keep your user identifiers to yourself. The bank will never ask you for your user ID over the phone or by SMS or email.
- Do not open email or SMS attachments sent in the bank’s name. Check with your bank’s customer service that the attachments are genuine.
- If a person you don’t know asks you to install an app on your device, do not do so. Install the apps you need by yourself from your device’s app store.
- Do not confirm transactions you aren’t certain you have made yourself. Always read the confirmation requests with due care – if there is anything that does not match, do not confirm anything.
- Please ask if you are unsure about anything. If the contact or message is suspicious, please contact your own bank before doing anything else.