Credit scams are becoming more and more sophisticated. Victim of its success, Good Finance recently noted an increased number of fraudulent emails in its name. Sometimes difficult to detect, these messages can display the specialist’s logo and colors. If the envelope is sometimes very misleading, the content of these messages fortunately determines whether it is a credit scam. Let’s review the good reflexes to have to avoid any bad surprises.
Fight against the credit scam: Good Finance takes the floor
Good Finance is one of the most responsible credit organizations close to its customers (see Good Finance opinion). Noting a high number of phishing attempts in his name, the specialist reminds all individuals that he will never ask by e-mail:
- Bank card number
- Customer account number and / or password
How to recognize a phishing attempt?
Phishing, or phishing, is a practice of extracting private information. We must therefore be wary of any unconventional request received by email. The most elaborate scam consists in creating a “screen” site, taking up a well-known and careful design. You should never click on a link in an email if the destination address is unknown. A simple hover over the links with the mouse generally allows you to see the corresponding address. Note also that some fraudulent emails may contain gross errors, or display an unusual formatting.
Good to know: fraudulent e-mails can in certain cases appear in the “main” box and not in the one gathering potential spam. It all depends on the inbox. Vigilance.
How to react to a suspicious email?
Here are the good reflexes to have in case of a message identified as being frandulous in the name of Good Finance, or any other financial institution.
- Do not click on the links inside the email
- Mark the spam email and delete it permanently
In case of doubt concerning an email or a request from Good Finance, it is possible to contact Good Finance by several means. The credit organization, rewarded each year for the quality of its customer service, will answer all questions.
Tip: using a secure mailbox allows you to filter certain messages. One of the most reliable is also the most popular, namely Google’s gmail. Creating an email with google is also completely free.