Friday 26 November 2021, Poradnik bezpieczeństwa

Scammers pretend to be an electric energy provider


Fraudsters once again impersonate an electricity supplier, informing recipients of text messages about the alleged underpayment.

According to the editors of the portal dobreprogramy the content of the message is identical, only the date on which the electricity is to be cut off has changed.

Content of the SMS: On November 15, electricity shatdown are planned! Please make the pay:
The message contains numerous errors, does not include any Polish characters and includes a typo. The SMS is sent from multiple numbers. Based on Twitter posts, the editorial office created a list of phone numbers from which fake messages are sent:
+48 502 947 217
+48 572 994 059
+48 572 992 896
+48 572 992 852
+48 573 012 546

The link included in the message leads to a fraudulent quick payment service. The website pretends to be the PGE group’s website, however it is only indicated by the logo of Polska Grupa Energetyczna, while the address starts with inorter-com [.] Preview-domain [.] Com.

If anyone tries to make a payment via the fabricated link, they must take into account the possibility of losing funds from the account.