An email asking me to register my bank details? What to do ?

By consulting your e-mail, you notice an alert e-mail, your banking establishment asks you to better secure your customer area, your energy supplier threatens to cut the power, your telephone operator warns you of a restriction on your calls. In all cases, by continuing to read your e-mail, a solution is offered by the sender of the e-mail, that of clicking on a link which will offer you to register your bank details. In any case, therefore… do nothing!

How to react to a phishing email?

Phishing (or phishing in French) is a technique used to encourage the recipient of a message to communicate personal and sensitive data (access account, password or bank details for example) by deception. This term is absolutely compatible with your situation. If you’re worried and wondering how to react to a fraud attempt, here’s what you should do to avoid falling into the trap and preventing hackers from using your identity.

How do I know if an email is Fraudulent?

For avoid the use of your banking information, the best advice you can give is to ignore the message. To be sure that it is indeed a fraud attempt and before permanently deleting the email:

  • Review the body of the message and try to spot spelling and syntax errors. A serious business won’t make such a basic mistake.
  • Contact the organization directly that you are used to working with. A simple call to the customer relationship center will confirm the invalidity of the information.

After reading the post, do not click any links, delete and report

Once the scam is spotted, the easiest and safest way is to do nothing.

  • Do not click on the link of course (even if your curiosity piques you).
  • Thanks to your messaging, put the message in your spam folder.
  • Immediately delete your email by dragging it into your trash for example

You should be quiet for a while by following these tips but stay alert because phising is a real scourge that always comes knocking on your door!

Report the suspicious message to the authorities.

If you are sure that this is an attempted fraud, you can report the message to the authorities for everyone’s benefit, and more specifically on the government site:

Your report will then be processed by police officers and gendarmes assigned to the Platform for Harmonization, Analysis, Cross-checking and Orientation of Reports (PHAROS) which may, depending on the seriousness of the facts, initiate legal proceedings against it. against the perpetrator (s) of this fraud.

Either way, simply reporting a digital theft attempt may prevent others from becoming a victim themselves.

I opened a questionable email and communicated my Bank Identity Statement, what should I do now?

Out of clumsiness or ignorance of the subject, you clicked on the link offered on the message received. From there, you are totally panicked considering what will happen next. Yet even if having communicated your bank identity statement or card number is never very reassuring, be pragmatic!

  1. Start with immediately change all your passwords connection.
  2. Contact your bank to report a possibility of fraud.
  3. Monitor your statement daily account to identify a suspicious movement.
  4. Oppose your credit card, as soon as possible.
  5. File a complaint if necessary or more simply contact the authorities.

In short, block all possibilities of using your bank details.