Another big bank is warning customers. mBank is warning of yet another serious fraud that could rob customers of their money. – We warn against a campaign of fraudsters liquidating the Patent Office of the Republic of Poland (UPRP) – writes mBank.
mBank warns: dangerous fraud attempt!
mBank warns of online attacks in a new message.
According to mBank, criminals they disclosed the Patent Office of the Republic of Poland (UPRP) and sent false invoices. Request immediate payment.
What to watch out for
- Alleged payment requests – sent by mail (less often also by email);
- prepare invoices and "DECISIONS" whose sender is signed as the Patent Office of the Republic of Poland.
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mBank warns customers
scammers they liquidate the existing institution, using the former letter form with the PDO to increase credibility.
The content of the message calls for payment of funds on a replacement, fake account number. In this way, there is extortion of funds due to the alleged entry in the register and the right to trademark protection – read alert on the mBank website.
How to recognize fraud? These are examples of false invoices
How can you check if the message is genuine?
The Polish Patent Office has also issued an official warning on its website. The ad entitled "Warning Against Wrong Payment Requests, Invoices or Counterfeit Solutions!" with the only real payment account number belonging to the office. In addition, you can find the UPPR official position and phone number to receive questions / reports regarding suspicious correspondence.
mBank advises clients that if payment / transfer made to the wrong account number, the case should be to register urgently with mBank, indicating at least the recipient's invoice number and a brief description of the event. Optionally, you can report the matter to the Polish Patent Office.
In just two days, the Polish Patent Office received about 100 notifications of phishing scams.
The full announcement of mBank can be found on the bank's website CLICK HERE
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