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Targobank E-Mail: Fake ITAN authentication - so you should proceed

  • Jan 13, 2021
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Currently dangerous Targobank-Phishing-Mails are sent that appear deceptively real. In the message a Link that leads to a fake web site is located. How you Fake such Targobank-Mails should proceed, we will explain here.

Targobank Fake E-Mails in circulation

Currently, the Targobank warns their customers against dubious Fake E-Mails. In the news, customers are prompted of your TAN to authenticate the account to use to can.

  • You should at the Targobank-Phishing e-Mail to be especially careful, because the Spam Mail, a very serious impression makes. With the Fake e-Mail, the sender wants to come to your data.
  • Scammers get access to your data, you will have access to the account, and other services. Criminals can therefore your identity-mouth and to freely transfer money and withdraw.
  • In addition, it can hide in the attachments of the Fake Mails, Malware, allowing fraudsters to obtain, for example, unimpeded access to your devices, such as Laptop or Smartphone.

So you should be on the Fake-Mail respond

If you have received a Citibank Phishing email, you should respond as follows:

  • First of all: Are you even a customer of Citibank? If not, you can delete the Mail.
  • You are a customer of Citibank? Then first check whether it is genuine Mail or a Fake message. You recognize most of the grammar and spelling. Often unusually many mistakes in Phishing emails. But beware: Now scammers-Mails are on a high linguistic Standard.
  • In the Mail, they are addressed as "dear Citibank user". The Targobank would you appeal to, however, is likely to directly by name.
  • Also the E-Mail sender often gives information about whether the Mail is Fake one or not. Drive your mouse cursor on the Mail address of the sender (without clicking on it). You the full E-Mail address will be displayed, which is often adventurous long or complicated.
  • In case of doubt, you should contact the Targobank and ask whether any emails were sent.
  • The received Mail is a Phishing attempt, you should not click on the Link contained in it.
  • Also, where appropriate, sent with the attachments should never be opened.
  • You should be clicked on the Link and prompted to have to enter personal data, you should refrain in any way from it. Reputable provider – in our case, the Targobank – would never demand of your customers, such sensitive data on a Mail Link to enter.
  • Should you be unsure, simply go to the Citibank website manually via the browser. There you can see whether the institution has actually launched a query, or whether it warns of Phishing emails that are in circulation.
  • Finally, Delete the Mail!
Respect for these Targobank Fake Mails
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In the Phishing trap? The you should do now

You have fallen in spite of all precautions, the Targobank-Phishing e-Mail in? Then, it is important to act as quickly as possible.

  • Put you immediately on the phone with the Bank and signs the case.
  • You should have a credit card or debit card information, have the card blocked as soon as possible. In Germany, the toll-free number 116 116 goes.
  • It is Online Banking access you should have, this is one of the Targobank lock and a Change of the access data and passwords for the cause.

Prevention is better than cure

So it doesn't arrive, you should take precautions.

  • Obligation is a current anti-virus software for each PC. Also Tablets and Smartphones, you should with an appropriate virus scanner cover.
  • In addition, you should have your passwords regularly change. The passwords should be sufficiently strong. Best to use a combination of Lowercase and uppercase letters, Numbers, and special characters.
  • Whole sentences, in which you can use for the password only the first letters of the words, are well suited. Example: On 27.11. I am 30 years old and I have to get a cake! – A27.11.bi30JaguheKb!

What TAN there are and how safe they are, read here.