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The trick of false job offers via SMS: the warning of the Romanian authorities, what is the risk

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In recent months, a new scam has started to make waves among Romanians, it is about some false job offers that are spreading via SMS. Although they appear innocent at first sight, they have already been the subject of a warning from the National Cyber ​​Security Directorate.

Although some time has passed since the first wave of such messages, phone owners in Romania continue to receive a cluttered series of employment messages. Although the text may vary from one to another, the stakes are always the same, and the consequences may cost you dearly. It’s a good idea to be careful and always avoid replying to unsolicited messages and emails.

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The “job offers” went from SMS, to WhatsApp and Telegram

“The main purpose of spreading such messages is to arouse the user’s curiosity to enter the conversation on messaging applications. If at the beginning of March many users in Romania reported to the Directorate messages that redirected potential victims to a conversation on WhatsApp, in recent days the attackers’ favorite messaging application is Telegram “, said the specialists from the National Cyber ​​Security Directorate or DNSC.

“Cybercriminals usually use this method to lure potential victims to provide sensitive data, under the pretext of opening accounts to participate in a pyramid-winning system based on inviting new ‘customers’, to which they later add a component. investment in. Thus, in the medium term, there is a danger that the attackers will extract not only personal data, but also financial-banking data from users “, added the cybersecurity experts.

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