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The list of phishing websites already has 15 thousand addresses. The Minister appeals

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We are all aware that the web is not a completely safe place. And although we are becoming more and more efficient in recognizing suspicious sites, forms or strange text messages with links, we can still fall prey to fraudsters.

The Digital Policy Promotion Department of the Chancellery of the Prime Minister warns against digital dangers. The list of fake websites was created in cooperation with UKE, NASK and mobile network operators

The Minister’s appeal

Marek Zagórski, Minister and Government Plenipotentiary for Security Affairs, drew attention to the most common techniques used by cyber criminals, among which is phishing:

Cybercriminals using it (…) threaten with unpaid fines or bills. They are ruthless. They often impersonate, for example, courier companies, public authorities, telecommunications providers or even our friends

Unfortunately, the time of the pandemic only intensified such practices. Fraudsters got their hands on new tools, which are our uncertainty, fears and anxieties

It’s worth reacting

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In case of suspicious sites, the most important thing is to react in time, which will prevent more users from losing their data or money. If you come across such a site, you can contribute to improving digital security and report it using the form available here. Up-to-date alert lists are available on here

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