The State Service for Special Communications has developed a list of recommendations to protect your accounts from unauthorized access and money from theft. As noted by the department, despite the full-scale war, the scammers have not gone away. On the contrary, cases when people are trying to rob people with the help of new schemes have become more frequent. As an example, they speculate on the topic of financial assistance by sending fake messages about assistance to IDPs.
In order not to fall into the trap of scammers, the State Special Communications Service advises using strong passwords to access social networks, bank accounts and sites where personal data is stored. A strong password should contain a random combination of symbols, numbers, uppercase and lowercase letters. Password length must be more than 8 characters. And for each service or mailbox, you need to create an individual password.
However, one password is not enough. If possible, set up two-factor authentication. After all, even if you try to hack, the user will receive a notification asking you to confirm the entry.
To protect your smartphone from unauthorized access, it is recommended to set a screen password, pattern, or activate biometric authentication to unlock the device. It is also advised to change the standard PIN code on the SIM card and disable the ability to remotely replace the SIM card.
It is also noted that you should be careful when receiving messages in messengers asking you to open a file or link. It is noted that state bodies do not send messages asking to open the file and do not ask for bank card details.
In addition, the State Special Communications Service cites the most common fraudulent schemes:
Fake “cash aid” Your bank card is blocked Subscribing to a product or service
Recall that the National Police liquidated a large-scale fraudulent phishing scheme – the attackers deceived more than 10 thousand people and lured out about UAH 15 million.