fake emails and SMS … Michel Cymes alert on scams

We come back this Monday to the scams that target the social insured. A friend recently received an SMS which initially smelled good: “after checking your Health Insurance file, we have determined that you will receive a refund of 1.024, 83 euros, please fill out the refund form and confirm it via the link below “. He was on the verge of clicking but luckily he remembered that Medicare never asks for reimbursement validation.

It is an SMS scam, there are also some by email or phone call. Once again, the Health Insurance has noted an increase in scams. With modern techniques, it is very easy to usurp the name and logo of Medicare to offer you a whole bunch of fanciful services: update of the vital card, alleged reimbursement, request for medical information … Every time you are the target of scammers who want it to your bank account.

How to recognize a scam email?

A few tips to avoid being fooled: first, know that the vital card update is free, you can do it in any pharmacy or terminal at the Insurance reception points disease. Then, she never asks you to give her medical information, bank details or your social security number, which she is in a good position to know …

To detect a fraudulent e-mail, it’s simple: you hover the tip of your computer mouse over the address of your sender, if it is a personal address, there is something wrong with it. If the email mentions a file reference, beware, because the Health Insurance never uses it in the subject of its emails. If your interlocutor introduces himself as customer service, consider that he has just betrayed himself. Last thing, the color of the text: sometimes the scammer written in red to panic his victim, but Health Insurance never does. Whatever you have to do with your social security file, do it on the site Ameli.fr, it is the only good interlocutor.

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