Unfortunately, for some time time, phone and SMS scams are on the rise. This time, it’s the parcels’ turn to be targeted. The government platform that deals with such scams has received more than 1,500 requests for assistance every day since the beginning of the month. Do not worry, the writing of Objeko, will tell you all about it. Are you ready ?
An SMS scam, which can cause many victims
For the end-of-year celebrations, there are many orders on the internet. Unfortunately, so are scams. Indeed, recently, a Chronopost scam was identified by the Signal-Arnaques site. So it all starts with a simple SMS. It shows the following message:Chronopost: Your package encountered an error during delivery. To confirm the routing of this one, go to: https://chronoinfo.net/”.
If the website seems real, it is not. Moreover, when people fall on it, they are invited to transmit their personal information. But also their identifiers and Chronopost password. Indeed, the SMS actually hides a cyber-attack. And the least we can say is that the attack concerns many people. The government platform that handles them has received more than 1,500 requests for assistance every day since the beginning of the month. That’s a lot, isn’t it?
Generally, text messages are sent when something happens. During the sales, or else as the holidays approach. Behind these messages hide scammers capable of extracting thousands of euros from you. Faced with this scam, the delivery service decided to react. In fact, it advises its customers in particular never to disclose their Chronopost account number to anyone. And even less their identifiers. He also asks that everyone be vigilant when receiving an SMS and an e-mail.
But then, how to recognize a real SMS from a fake? Well, it’s very simple actually. Indeed, if you receive a message from Chronopost, the parcel number and the name is still noted. So if you don’t see the information, it’s a scam. Simple, isn’t it? Regarding emails, they are also easy to recognize. The real ones end with @chronopost.fr or @network.pickup.fr. Finally, as a reminder, you can find out about a scam by going to the following site:www.cybermalveillance.gouv.fr.