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National pre­ven­tion cam­paign: Cau­tion – Phishing!

Phishing & co. are on the rise! That’s why the police have launched their pre­ven­tion cam­paign #watchout to draw atten­tion to the most common scams cur­rently involving debit and credit cards.

Debit and credit cards offer a very secure and pop­ular means of pay­ment; but their wide­spread use attracts scam­mers and fraud­sters. They try to steal money from their vic­tims using a con­stant suc­ces­sion of new scams.

Starting today, police are launching their latest national pre­ven­tion cam­paign #watchout by card-security.ch, drawing atten­tion to the most com­monly used fraud schemes involving debit and credit cards. The cam­paign focuses on cur­rent types of fraud such as phishing, pharming, carding or scamming.

Most card offences can be pre­vented if card­holders follow a few basic rules.

This is how I pro­tect myself:

  • Dis­trust mes­sages from unknown senders.
  • Never click on links, never open attachments.
  • Always check the sender’s e-mail address and URL.
  • Log in only via offi­cial web­sites (not via links).
  • Keep your web browser and oper­ating system up to date.
  • Never give out your login and card data.
  • Use strong pass­words and 2FA.
  • Acti­vate a noti­fi­ca­tion ser­vice to receive a mes­sage when pay­ments are made.
  • Check your trans­ac­tions and payments.

Fur­ther infor­ma­tion on the safe use of debit and credit cards can be found here:

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