“Your Santander account has been blocked for security reasons” Thus begins the supposed SMS from the Santander bank with which we would unlock our account. Actually it is a scam, so we must be very cautious.
Santander Bank is one of the largest banking entities that exists, so if you receive an SMS informing you that your Santander account has been blocked for security reasons, we must be careful because it is a scam
Sending messages by SMS is a very rare event because the vast majority of us now use instant messaging applications such as WhatsApp or Telegram. However, many companies use SMS sending to verify our identity
The SMS in which we would be informed about the status of the Santander account includes a link to a web page where our bank passwords would be requestedand where the interface would be a carbon copy of the original Santander.
In order not to fall for this type of scam, we must look at the URL of the web page, located at the top. In this way we will know if it is the Santander bank or, on the contrary, a cybercriminal who wants to get hold of our access data and profit at our expense
We can also know if it is the Santander bank if our phone does not recognize the sender as a private phone number, but as a company where "Santander" appears in this case. Although it is true that this is a function which is not available on all mobiles,can help us.
Another way to verify that it is our bank is to check if you had previously sent us other types of messages such as access codes, without the inclusion of web pages.
If we have fallen for the scam, we recommend contacting Banco Santander as soon as possible and informing the police what happened.
How do you like the scam? Have you fallen for it?