The Hungarian Post has issued an alert to warn its customers that they could be in danger from phishing scams - fraudulent attempts to obtain sensitive information.
According to Rmx.news, the Hungarian Post said the number of phishing attempts targeting its customers has risen at an alarming rate, with malicious e-mails now targeting companies as well as banks – including the post.
These are usually unrequested e-mails, either asking for confirmation of e-mail addresses and associated passwords, banking details and the PIN numbers and passwords thereof. The most common methods are messages notifying customers that they have won a prize in a competition or draw they did not even enter.
The post said that while they do have regular promotional offers, these are always pre-announced on their website, thus any “winning” that is not part of those, will be fraudulent. It also advises its customers to check the actual e-mail address where the offers come from, as these often only differ from the legitimate post web address by a few characters.
Incorrect usage of the Hungarian language and/or missing specific accentuation marks are further giveaways.