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Seemingly realistic, the message is in reality realistic. a scam.

This is the "last reminder" before the "suspension" Account. In recent days, thousands of French people have received an alert email, ordering them to “put in place” update [his/her] personal information now." According to the literature, this is a "security requirement” important to continue &agrav; benefit from our services." Considering the design of the email, the font and the various graphic elements, doubt is allowed. But be careful, it is indeed a trap.

The message is supposed to be coming from Ile-de-France Mobilités, the organization managing Parisian transport and issuing the Navigo Pass, the card allowing you to travel from Paris to Paris. #39;take the metro, RER, tram or even the bus in the capital and surrounding areas.

The problem is that the scammers have gone a little too far in their idea of ​​text, formulating a far-fetched promise: "We want " remind you that your subscription includes one free month, which will automatically be added to your subscription. à your account once the payment information is updated. up to date and confirmed." If IDFM offered a month of free transport, the announcement would have been made. resounding. Let's be clear, this is not the case, it's a scam.

This email looks real: you should definitely not open it, it's a scam

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At the end of the email, a "Goébutton. my account" was é added, referring to a false platform. If the link was disabled before we can learn about the scheme. behind, he is, most of the time, asked for help. to enter your bank card number. You should definitely not do this because it then falls into the hands of ill-intentioned people who will take money directly from your account, without you realizing it… except when the flow appears.

To avoid any disappointment and not fall into the net of thugs, a few elements can easily be controlled. lés. Firstly, the spelling: if a mistake appears in the message, there is a very good chance that it is a fake (here, "Ile of France Mobilit" instead of'&Ile-de-France Mobilités").

Also, check the sender's email address: it appears at the top of the email on computer , while on mobile, you have to click on the sender's name for the address to appear. If, for IDFM, it is not on the "@iledefrance-mobilites.com" diagram, then it's a scam.

Finally, to be sure and certain, it is best to consult the official website of the company. organization for which the criminal is impersonating and to check whether communication via a channel other than emails has been carried out. done. Otherwise, it will be the same. again, very often, a scam.

Teilor Stone

By Teilor Stone

Teilor Stone has been a reporter on the news desk since 2013. Before that she wrote about young adolescence and family dynamics for Styles and was the legal affairs correspondent for the Metro desk. Before joining Thesaxon , Teilor Stone worked as a staff writer at the Village Voice and a freelancer for Newsday, The Wall Street Journal, GQ and Mirabella. To get in touch, contact me through my teilor@nizhtimes.com 1-800-268-7116