Just a few weeks ago we have not stopped hearing news about scams and abuses launched to hunt down the most unwary Internet and mobile users . One of those that we have already told you about is the famous Carrefour Pass card . The message that some users receive comes from the supposed Financial Services of the well-known hypermarket, but logically, those responsible for this scam have nothing to do with the brand. This is an email message that was detected a few days ago, but now seems to have resurfaced more strongly. In the text of the message Carrefour logo is included , along with a falsified email address of a hypothetical departmentCarrefour security. Everything is a ploy to extract private information from users, so be very careful about clicking on a link or entering personal data. We are clearly dealing with a phishing scam.
Eye!! The #Phising of @CarrefourES is still active if you receive an email like this, don't open it, they just want your data #NoPiques @osiseguridad pic.twitter.com/h4t5QP3VR4
- Puertollano Police (@ PuertoLocal092) September 23, 2016
The message indicates that the user's Carrefour PASS card has been suspended. It is clear that if you do not buy at Carrefour and you do not have the PASS card , you will soon realize that it is a phishing scam. But if you use this payment system, be very careful, because you run the risk of falling into the trap. The text informs that the card has not been renewed and that it has already expired, so that for "user security" it has been temporarily disabled . To solve this false problem, the user is urged to click on a button that reads "Reactivate your PASS Card now", but logically, it is a trick for the most unsuspecting to access and enter their personal data. All you have to do if you receive this email is delete it immediately. If you have a problem with this shopping card, the most logical thing to do is go to Carrefour's customer service so they can solve your problem. This is the correct channel.
The phishing scams reproduce pages to simulate a real service (a bank, a hotel, a brand ...) and to convince the user that are before an official message . Nothing could be further from the truth. To avoid falling for this type of scam, we recommend that you follow these tips:
- Be wary of any message that asks you to enter your data to solve a problem that you didn't even know you had, especially if it comes from a bank. Refuse, in any case, to insert private and especially sensitive data.
- Whenever you have doubts, check with the entity in question . Call your bank, ask the brand's customer service ... Always do it, because you might regret it.
- Delete the emails and messages that you have received that you think are scams and / or scams. Warn your contacts not to share it. It is the only way to end the chain.