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Source: Swiss Canton of Uri – news in German

November 9, 2020

Media release No. 221/2020

In the past few days, the Uri canton police received several reports from people who were contacted by phone by unknown callers. The callers asked whether an allegedly registered letter or a parcel had already arrived. The people contacted did not expect any mail delivery. They did the right thing by ending the phone call and immediately reporting this to the Uri cantonal police.

 

The Uri canton police are warning of this new scam. The fraudsters email their victims a link or document to unlock a package or a letter. What is new is that the fraudsters not only ask their victims via email, but also via the phone to activate (download). If the victim now clicks on the link or the document, insidious malware is loaded onto the computer that cannot be removed and gives the fraudster access to the foreign computer in order to steal bank details, for example.

 

Behavioral tips

End such calls immediately.
Under no circumstances click on the link in the PDF.
Write down the phone number of the scammers and report them to the police cybercrime.polizei@ur.ch.

 

If you have already clicked on the link

Do not continue to use the computer, otherwise your access data for online services could be read by the fraudsters.
File a criminal complaint with the local police station.
Have your computer completely rebuilt by a specialist.

 

More information is available on the website www.cybercrimepolice.ch under Fraudulent request.

EDITOR’S NOTE: This article is a translation. Apologies should the grammar and / or sentence structure not be perfect.

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