No, you do not have to pay a fine from the DGT: it is a deception

No, you do not have to pay a fine from the DGT: it is a deception

It is well known that the mobile phone is a great device to communicate with our loved ones and one of the best means to access the Internet and consult our social networks, but from one moment to the next it can become our worst ally. The blame lies with the group of cybercriminals who contact you to loot your bank accounts. The latest move of these individuals is to impersonate the DGT to take over all your data. What to do and how to identify it?

You may not have realized it, but the technique known as smishing is one of the most common scams that hackers usually put into circulation to commit their cybercrimes. In fact, dozens of Spanish companies have been subjected to identity theft through this fraudulent practice, which further increases the possibilities of deception and subjugation.

SMS is the simplest and most direct way to suggest users and turn them into victims of cybercrime. Thus, it is much more feasible to fall into the trap through this type of message than through other less frequented means, so that the criminals can add more victories and obtain a much larger loot.

Luckily, the Internet User Security Office (OSI) and the National Cybersecurity Institute (INCIBE) have launched an exhaustive investigation to detect a suspicious SMS from the DGT that compromises the security of citizens. Below, we describe the content of the message and how you can shortcut it to avoid a possible fatality.

What is the fake DGT SMS about and how can I get rid of it?

If you have reached this point in the article, you may have received the new SMS that impersonates the DGT or you probably want to find out so that you do not become its new prey.

Cybersecurity organizations have warned of a new campaign of fraudulent text messages that impersonate the DGT. Its content may reflect a notification about an alleged fine that must be paid to avoid greater harm. To do this, an attached link is provided in which the user is redirected to a website where personal and banking information is requested.

SMS DGT how to avoid it

Of course, this is a clear case of cyber scam, so it is recommended above all not to click on the URL, since your privacy will be completely exposed. So, you should ignore it, block the SMS and delete it.

Otherwise, if you have finally clicked on the web domain address, you could be in danger, and it is best that you carry out the following steps shared by citizen security administrations:

  • Take screenshots to collect data and save any messages that you consider fraudulent and in which your data has been requested.
  • Contact your bank to cancel all your cards and change the PIN number to access your accounts.
  • Go to the nearest police office to report the incident with all the necessary supporting documents.
  • Contrast the information you have received with the DGT. This platform will never notify you of your fines by SMS or email, but will do so via postal mail.

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