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Of our time, scammers have a new playground. They can thus take advantage of the credulity of Internet users, to extort money from them. Thanks to the internet, scammers have therefore inventede new techniques to trick their prey. Thus, they can use different pretexts to attract your attention and gain your trust. All that for the purpose of collecting your personal information or push you to make an online payment. Lately, some dishonest individuals have not hesitated to impersonate authorities or large companies. Moreover, a scam based fake emails from Chronopost not stop cracking down on email.
A well-established modus operandi behind this scam
This technique is called phishing.. Or “phishing” in French. The principle is simple. You receive a message, which seems to come from an official entity. The goal? Capture your attention, earn your trust.
In the present case, it isan email, which, at first glance, seems to come from Chronopost. The photo and logo appear authentic. And this email asks you to confirm your shipping information, by clicking on a link in the body of the email.
However, nowadays, many people are used to ordering online. Thus, such a message is not surprising. He can therefore perfectly fool many people. Moreover the recipient introduces himself as “Chronopost .fr”. However, the people who reported this fraudulent email clicked on the associated address. And this one has nothing to do with the addresses used by the Chronopost company.
In fact, it isa fake email, which contains all the codes of the company. The goal? Convince you to click on the link it contains, to get your personal data.
Chronopost alerts the public to stem this phenomenon
The latter, scams using the pretext of pending parcels abound. Some scammers also use SMS to cause casualties. Faced with this trend, carriers have therefore decided to take up the subject. As well, Chronopost has decided on several councilsto prevent people from falling into this trap. “Some malicious people may try to recover your personal data or banking information. Never click on the link of an e-mail whose origin or sender address you do not know. »
In order to help you flush out scammers, Chronopost has published a list of its official addresses. These are the only ones the company uses to communicate with its customers. ” Verify Sender. Chronopost uses the following addresses:
- email@example.com »
Besides, Chronopost always reminds the tracking number of the package by contacting customers. And you think you have received an SMS, double check the sender’s phone number. Thereby, the only number used by the carrier is 38004. If the text is from another numberit is probably a fraudulent message.
In the futurebe careful when you receive notifications and messages on your smartphone. Indeed, some scammers no longer hesitate to set up scams by pretending to be banks or health insurance.
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