One click and you’re in big trouble. In recent months, SMS scams have multiplied on French phones and some are easy prey, easily falling into the trap. On its site, the Public Service warns against “phishing” or “phishing”, which “consists of recovering your personal data by deception, then using them in a malicious way, for example to make purchases”. You have necessarily received some in your mailbox or your mailbox, perhaps even without noticing it.
If these scams are so effective, it is because their authors pretend to be official or familiar organizations, such as your bank, taxes, CAF or Health Insurance. Entities that, in addition, could logically request access to some of your personal information. To avoid falling into the trap of phishing, it is important to follow certain common sense rules.
According to the Public Service website, it is also important to keep in mind that “no administration or company asks for your bank details or your password”. Your bank adviser, for example, if he calls you, will never ask you to know the secret code of your credit card. It is the same for CAF, health insurance or taxes.
Remember these tips, because several scams are currently circulating by SMS. In recent days, a journalist from the editorial staff has received several so be careful and consult the list below to avoid falling into the trap.