Warning against a New Version of Fraudulent E-mail
We would like to draw your attention to a new version of fraudulent
e-mail (referred to as “phishing”). Its author is again trying to obtain
clients confidential data such as personal banking details or the PIN code for
their payment card. This time the fraudulent e-mail also contains a
threat warning that if clients do not enter the required information their data
will appear on the internet.
The author of the fraudulent e-mail misused the fact that some of the
clients' confidential data from 2004 appeared on the internet at the beginning
of the last week. The data did not in any case leak from Ceska
Sporitelna, moreover Ceska Sporitelna does not keep data in the published
format. These data are purchased on the black market or, in more sophisticated
cases, are obtained fraudulently from clients' internet
communication. We contacted all the concerned clients and blocked their
internet banking access.
Ceska Sporitelna has never sent out a similar message. We never ask for
our clients' security data via e-mail and do not ask them to enter these
data. Data such as client number and password for the internet banking or
PIN code for the payment card are personal data of each client that should not
be given to anyone else. The fact of asking for such data clearly refers to
We insist that clients do not react to the e-mail and do not enter any of
the required information. Should you have reacted to the e-mail, we recommend
that you immediately contact the Client Interactive Center at tel.
800 207 207 (00420 582 405 405 from abroad) in order to block
the service and to have new access codes generated.
We also ask those clients who received, or may receive, a fraudulent e-mail
in the future, to send it to the address email@example.com. Thank you for helping us
protect the internet banking security.