Ica’s stark warning to customers: “We would never”

Icas stark warning to customers We would never

There are currently a lot of scam text messages and emails from various companies and authorities, where fraudsters try to cheat money.

Försäkringskassan, Biltema and Skatteverket have all been used for the purpose of deceiving people recently.

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The ICA bank: “Don’t click”

Now the ICA bank has also been affected, and is therefore issuing a warning to customers:

“Right now there are hoax text messages that appear to come from Ica Bank and which state that you have been granted a loan. Do not click on any links or call phone numbers in the text message. Delete the message.”

The store manager: Many customers sneer in front of the eyes of the Ica staff

Screenshot: Ica bank It is unclear how many were affected

Pia Widell Cordén, communications manager at ICA Banken, does not know how many have been affected by the recent scam text messages, as not all victims contact us.

But she urges anyone who receives a suspicious text message or email to get in touch as soon as possible.

– Something that is good to know is that we would never contact a customer via e-mail, SMS or phone and ask for any sensitive information, unless the customer has first initiated the contact with us, she says to News24.

The store manager: Many customers sneer in front of the eyes of the Ica staff

How to protect yourself against fraudsters

Here are Pia Widell Cordén’s tips on how to protect yourself from fraudsters.

  • Never give out codes, short codes, card numbers or passwords. These are personal and must not be given to anyone else.
  • Never keep your card code next to your card or box so that someone else can see it.
  • Remember not to leave your bank card in environments where you do not have supervision over the card.
  • Never use a security box or Mobile BankID on behalf of someone you don’t know. Especially if you did not initiate the contact.
  • If someone you don’t recognize calls and you’re unsure, ask to call the person back. Find out the number yourself to ensure that they are calling from the bank or authority. Do not call a number that the caller provides.
  • Be critical, if something sounds too good to be true, it usually is. There are no quick, easy and safe investments.
  • Do not pay in advance for, for example, advertisements via various marketplaces. Often, a merchant offers secure payment solutions.
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