Cybercrime Southeast Europe Newsletter No. 17

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Cybercrime Southeast Europe

Dear clients,

These days, our country is experiencing an internet scam in the form of emails sent from fake addresses, with names resembling those of banks in Serbia. Banks have issued a statement about a so-called “phishing” scam aimed at collecting personal data through various applications and emails.

Banks warn that another phishing campaign has been discovered, involving malicious email messages that appear to be sent on behalf of banks. These emails do not come from bank domains, and the links often do not lead to domains in Serbia (.rs). Messages on ATMs also warn clients to be cautious with whom they share their data.

Fake emails usually come from addresses outside Serbia and have titles such as “Urgent update required: Act immediately regarding your account!” Recipients are asked to update their data, passwords, verify their identity, or activate new payment cards. Citizens are asked to provide personal information such as username, password, phone number, or payment card details like expiration date, CVV, and account number. This information is often requested through screenshots of cards or other personal documents, which is a sure sign of fraud as banks never request this kind of data exchange.

Fraud can be recognized by spelling errors, poor translation, incomplete or incorrect bank information, and altered bank logos. Additionally, the email may contain suspicious links and attachments that should not be opened.

We would like to inform you that during the past week, there have been no significant developments in the cases we handle that would be of interest for reporting. We continue to closely monitor all activities and events related to your cases, and we will inform you promptly of any relevant updates.

“Phishing” scams have been present worldwide for a long time, and our country is not immune to them.

Attorney at Law
Zoran Miljakovic