Fake messages sent to bank customers to steal confidential information. (Photo: SGGP)


Lately, customers of many banks in Vietnam have received SMS from popular hotlines of their banks, announcing that their account is locked and they need to sign in with the given link to recover it.

The popular content in these SMS is ‘You have just opened an account at a global financial service and need to pay a monthly fee of VND2 million. If you have not done that, please click this link to cancel the subscription.’ or ‘Your account is temporarily close. Please click this link to verify the account now’, or even ‘There has been unusual signing-in to your account. Please sign in using this link to verify your personal information and change your password.’

This special link is merely one or two letters different from the official website addresses of those banks, leading to easy confusion. When doing as instructed, these customers find out that a…

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