Estonia: LHV warns against phishing messages sent on behalf of LHV Pank

  • 2019-07-27
  • BNS/TBT Staff

TALLINN – It has been reported on Friday, that LHV clients have received text messages on behalf of LHV Pank informing them of a new payment received or requesting their account to be updated and luring message recipients to the accompanying web link.

LHV Pank has not sent these scam messages and is asking people not to click on the links. In any case, people should avoid entering their personal details on the web page linked in the message, the bank said.

Behind the link in the scam messages is a web page similar to the LHV internet bank, which attempts to acquire user IDs and Mobile-ID and Smart-ID PIN numbers. The links people are asked to follow in the messages are short and start with tny.sh and bit.ly. The bank recommends ignoring and deleting the scam messages.

When logging in to the internet bank, people should always make sure that it is an official bank channel. This is indicated by the correct web address, a correct page with working links and the so-called green padlock on the web address bar. When entering the internet bank, people should never enter their PIN2 number, which is only for signing transactions and contracts.

In case of doubt, people should contact LHV to confirm that a message received has been sent by the bank.

Clients who have been the victim of a fraud and have entered their details on a fake web page are kindly requested to contact LHV customer support at info@lhv.ee.