Saturday, December 2, 2023

The three most used methods of fraud in Colombia

A few days before the start of the most important commercial dates at the end of the year, it is common for people’s banking details to be at risk due to criminal fraud.

For this reason, Bancolombia has announced the most used method of fraud in Colombia until now in 2023. Pay attention not to fall into possible suspicious actions that put your finances at risk.

Fraud through digital media

The banking entity assures that by creating links, messages and false pages, cybercriminals seek to obtain users’ confidential data through these means. When that happens, they use it in fraudulent transactions.

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Under this modality, the most common strategies are:

– Phishing (fake emails): these are emails with links that lead to fake internet pages to “fish” for confidential financial information. They usually falsely alert about blocking accounts or products, and invite you to restore the data.

– Smishing (fake text messages): these are text messages with links to
web pages where they ask users for their personal or financial information where they later impersonate them for purchases or bank transfers.

– Vishing (fake calls): these are fake calls to steal personal information or
financial. In them, criminals pretend to be bank officials or
business establishments.

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It is very common to hear stories about people pretending to be family or friends through WhatsApp or chats on various social networks, asking for help for parcels sent from abroad that need a additional charge, and will be paid later.

“They also offer dollars, make offers of work or credit, and even sell products through social networks or websites. Many times they offer to facilitate the purchase of Soat simply by transferring to money in the bank account of an unknown person. known as a scam, and be careful, we must be careful not to fall for them,” explained Bancolombia.


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Impersonate the opening of products

It is also important that we all pay attention to the products that are registered in our name in various financial institutions and businesses.

Bancolombia explains that criminals use the confidential financial information they have stolen through the techniques already mentioned to open financial products such as accounts or obtain credit in stores, pretending- users say.

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