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DNB warns clients: “Criminals are getting craftier, watch out for new kinds of fraud”

Photo: Erik Johansen / NTB

Several have recently received reports of fraud of new kinds. Some are even called by scammers who pretend to be police. DNB warns.

“Criminals are getting craftier. With the help of new technology, their falsification efforts and Norwegian skills have improved,” DNB’s fraud expert Terje A. Fjeldvær stated.

DNB states that some of their customers have received an SMS stating that their card has been blocked as a precaution. Victims are asked to follow a link to a page to verify their identity. Others have received WhatsApp messages in which perpetrators pretend to be the child of a scam victim who needs help with payments.

In addition, several people have been contacted on Messenger with the message that they have won a prize, and several got calls from scammers who pretended to be police. The scammers are trying to gain access to people’s BankID or take control of the victims’ Facebook accounts.

“All these activities are different forms of phishing. This is a method that scammers use in various forms to get your BankID and other sensitive information that they may misuse. The scammers are simply looking to take your money,” Fjeldvær warned.

He added that no real companies or agencies would call people to ask them for their BankID. 

Source: © NTB Scanpix / #Norway Today / #NorwayTodayNews

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