BANCA CREDINVEST SA will never ask you to provide sensitive personal data via email, telephone calls or instant messaging communications that have not been requested. Beware of fraudulent communications (“phishing”). Do not reply to emails or instructions via telephone or fax asking you to disclose your personal data.
“Phishing” is a type of fraud through which email messages, instant messaging communications and web pages are used to deceive users and induce them to provide confidential and personal information. This expression derives from a play on words based around the English term “fishing” in which the “ph” prefix indicates the word “password harvesting”, i.e. the automatic gathering of passwords – the idea is that people rise to the bait, revealing personal information that can be used for the fraudulent use of credit cards and other serious violations of their privacy. Generally the counterfeit emails seem to have been sent by legitimate companies that ask users to reply to the email message or to access a web page via a link in order to update their personal data or to avoid the risk of their accounts being closed or suspended. These counterfeit emails sometimes contain the company logo and also an address. The data usually asked for includes the user's name and address; his or her social security number, account numbers and passwords; bank account and credit card information - sometimes even the account holder’s mother’s maiden name or other personal information used for security reasons.
If you believe that the name or reputation of BANCA CREDINVEST SA has been misused in an email or in some other way, please send the email in question in its original form to email@example.com. Do not provide any kind of sensitive personal information in your email, such as data relating to your bank account.
Here below are some of the measures that you can take:
Remember that BANCA CREDINVEST SA will never ask you to provide sensitive personal information in an email, telephone call or instant messaging communication that has not been requested.