Norwegian police warn of new SMS passport scam: “Don’t click on the link!”

Passport moneyPhoto: Jon Olav Nesvold / NTB

The police warn that criminals are sending out text messages in connection with a new passport and asking recipients to click on the attached link.

In the text message that is now being sent out, the scammers are asking people to fill out a form by clicking on a link in the message.

“Do not click on the link,” the police warn on their websites.

“The police doesn’t ask people to answer or post information via an SMS. This is an attempt at so-called phishing,” the police warn. 

Fake websites

“Be aware that there may be fake websites, which at first glance, may look real.”

Cybercrime is one of the biggest threats in Norway at present and it will remain so in the foreseeable future.

For more information on cybercrime threats in Norway, click here.

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


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