A new DNB report shows that the number of fraud attempts against the bank and their customers increased by 23 percent from 2018 to 2019. The bank is constantly discovering new methods.
In all, DNB’s Financial Cyber Crime Center (FC3), which works to prevent fraud, handled 4042 fraud attempts in 2019. Of these, 89 fraud attempts were reported to the police.
Nettavisen writes that a new type of fraud attempt was discovered this week. There is a so-called phishing attack via Finn.no, where the victim is usually contacted via an email, where the sender appears as a real business, such as a bank.
– “If you click on the application link on Finn.no, you end up on a phishing page and it lets you know that the application is made in collaboration with DNB, and there you must enter your birth number and BankID. Then this phishing page steals BankID under the guise of being a real company,” says scam hunter Terje Fjeldvær in DNB to Nettavisen.
Over the past year, the number of investment frauds detected by the bank has also increased by 125 percent. Here people are being tricked into transferring money in the belief that they are making investments that will yield returns but are not real.
-“After the initial investment, they get contacted by sellers who persuade them to buy more. The sellers are nice people who through telephone calls manipulate people to invest more, but the customers end up in a pattern where they trade more and more. In some cases, they take out consumer loans to finance the investments,” says the scam hunter.
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