Phishing is usually a two-part scam involving emails and spoof websites. Fraudsters, also known as phishers, send an email to a wide audience that appears to come from a reputable company. This is known as a phish email.
In the phish email, there are links to spoof websites that imitate a reputable company’s website. Fraudsters hope to convince victims to share their personal information by using clever language, such as an urgent need for you to update your information immediately or a need to communicate with you for your own safety or security. Once obtained, your personal information can be used for fraudulent transactions.
Text-message phishing (smishing)
A phishing attempt sent via SMS (Short Message Service) or text message to a mobile phone or device. This tactic is also referred to as smishing, which is a combination of SMS and phishing. The purpose of text message phishing is the same as traditional email phishing: convince recipients to share their confidential information.
Telephone or voice phishing (vishing)
Known as vishing, or voice phishing, this tactic is a phishing attempt made through a telephone call or voice message. Fraudsters may have the ability to spoof their caller ID so it could appear that the telephone call is coming from the Bank. Fraudsters may also have the identifying customer information, such as your name, which they may use to make the call appear “authentic”. They target the sensitive data extraction that may be disclosed by the victim. These will by his “consent” be used against him. If you do not know your caller, please end the call and confirm his details through Piraeus Bank's contact center at (+30)2103288000.
Do not respond to any of the above categories that ask for account details, cards or passwords and do not follow links that are contained and prompt you to sign in to winbank.
You can identify the official page of Piraeus Bank and winbank from the security lock at the beginning of the search bar.
Forward such "suspicious» e-mail or text messages to the Bank at email@example.com
or call +30 210 3288000. Then delete it from your email or mobile.