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Nordea Bank informs that the cases of SMS messages sent to mobile phones of clients of credit institutions in various areas of the Russia have been revealed where the name of Central Bank of the Russian Federation is used.
Messages contain the text that a client’s bank card has been blocked because of the attempt to compromise the PIN code, as well as a mobile phone number to be used for additional information. Besides, SMS messages can be read as follows: “Received from the Central Bank. Your bank card has been blocked. Attempt to crack the PIN code. You can get additional information having reached the following phone number (+7 ххх ххх хх хх)».
Fraudsters are aiming to get information on the details of bank card (its number, validity term and security code) for unauthorized writing-off a bank account through Internet.
Please note that the Central Bank of the Russian Federation and/or its structural units do not distribute such information messages using communication tools (SMS messages, post messages, e-mail etc.) to clients of credit institutions, including clients of Nordea Bank.
Upon receipt of suspicious messages, Nordea Bank strongly recommends the following:
Besides, Nordea Bank reminds that:
Should you receive suspicious messages, please call Nordea Bank: