Beware of this message from Social Security: it’s a scam

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Scam attempts are becoming more common due to private data leaks suffered by companies such as Facebook or Twitter and that allow cybercriminals to access a database with millions of phone numbers to try to scam for SMS. The last case? The Social Security card scam. Be careful, because it was the Internet User Security Office itself that raised the alarm about this new smishing attack (this SMS) in which an attempt is made to deceive the user by impersonating the Social Security inviting them to update the health card. How the new Social Security scam works The idea of ​​cybercriminals is not bad at all: they send you a message telling you that your health card needs an update, and to maintain the services you must click on a link. From the OSI they have detected two different messages. On the one hand “SOCIAL SECURITY: Your health card requires an update. Update it to maintain your services” and on the other hand “Social Security: Your new health card is available. To continue benefiting from your rights, make your request through “, but both take you to the same fraudulent website. Taking into account that the card allows us to access our recipes, any user who is unaware of this scam could fall into the trap. In addition, and as they remember from the Internet User Security Office, lovers of foreign things know how to duplicate official pages very well. And, unsurprisingly, the new Social Security health card scam is heading in this direction. Therefore, if any user clicks on the link that has come to him by SMS, he will access a portal that is nailed to the Social Security officer. But it’s a trap… Within this website, you have to fill out a form that is accessed from the link that has been sent by SMS, the user’s personal data is requested, to be stolen and used fraudulently. Of course, if you do not know about this scam, it is logical that you fill in the requested information, since in this case the duplicate website is very well achieved. So, be very careful, because the joke can be very expensive. In this case, they mainly ask for name, surname, ID and email. More than enough to be able to start trying to scam through identity theft, so be careful. If you have received this SMS, delete it and ignore it completely. And what happens if it is too late and you have filled in the data? Follow the advice of the Internet User Security Office: Collect evidence of fraud, in case you need to file a complaint with the State Security Forces and Corps. In the coming months, carry out egosurfing, and look for the data that may have been published about you on the Internet. In case you need them to be eliminated, resort to the right to be forgotten. You can use tools to perform advanced searches, such as Google Dorks. Keep an eye on your email or accounts from which you have provided information in the form to avoid possible phishing attacks. You can request help from Social Security to verify the information. >

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