How this scam works
If you have posted a classified ad on a website or on social media, you will have to carefully consider prospective buyers and, most importantly, the payment methods they suggest.
They may ask you to provide credentials or a PIN to “make the payment faster.” In other cases, they may pretend they have made a down payment and send you a link for you to log into your e-Banking and confirm the payment has been made.
This is how they will attempt to steal your credentials and access your accounts. Ultimately, they will try to carry out fraudulent online transactions and charge your account or card.
How to protect yourself
You must never share your Username, Password or additional security code with anyone, regardless of how you have been asked to provide this information.
You must also log into Alpha Bank’s online services exclusively through:
- Alpha Bank’s official website, which you should access by actually typing https://www.alpha.gr/en directly into your browser’s address bar.
- myAlpha Mobile, Alpha Bank’s official app.
Never log in using links you find on other websites, emails or search engines.