Kela has warned customers to beware of scam emails sent in the name of the state benefits agency.
The emails incorrectly claim that the recipient’s personal health and credit card information has been compromised due to suspected leaks.
The scam message in Finnish contains a link that directs the recipient to log in to a website that resembles the Suomi.fi login page, which citizens often use as a secure gateway to communicate with companies and authorities.
This fake landing page will then attempt to obtain the customer’s online banking ID and credit card information.
When reporting a phishing scam, Kela also reminded customers that it never asks for sensitive personal information via email or text message, and advises anyone who receives such an email not to respond or write information in the required fields.
The links in the message should also not be opened, Kela added and advises customers who suspect that their credit card or online banking information has fallen into the wrong hands to contact the bank’s customer service.
Source: The Nordic Page