IS MONZO A SCAM??? & ARE MOBILE BANKS SAFE? (Monzo, Starling, Revolut, N26, Monese, Bó…)


Fraudsters rob Revolut’s clients with advertising

  • Scammers again used phishing technologies to steal money

  • Vigilant customers discovered a scam

  • Fraud Increases During Coronavirus Period

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The first information that cybercriminals went hunting for Revolut service clients appeared in March of this year. Then the public did not pay attention to this, because on the agenda was the financial crisis and the collapse of markets. But already in May the scammers showed up again and robbed several gullible clients.

£ 8,000 per fake message


The fraudulent scheme was elaborate. The swindlers calculated the contact numbers of Revolut users and sent them messages that their profile was blocked. To unblock it, it was suggested to follow the Revolut URL, although the real web address was disguised. The customers were not alerted by the fact that the messages were sent from a strange number 11111, which could not belong to the Revolut support staff.

Fraudsters rob Revolut's clients with advertising

Anyone who clicked on this link was taken to (with “i” instead of “l”). After going to a fraudulent site, the virus reads a person’s personal information without any problems, including email, banking information, and more..

Fraudsters rob Revolut's clients with advertising

Other text pointed to, but the real web address was also masked.

As a result, the fraudsters managed to withdraw over 10 thousand pounds, and one of the victims lost 8000 pounds. The users themselves helped to expose the scammers, who found the messages strange. They contacted the real support service of Revolut, and also reported to their own bank and asked not to conduct any suspicious transactions..

On the same rake


Phishing technologies are not uncommon in fraud. They have long been used by scammers to extort money from unsuspecting victims. Fraudsters especially intensified during the coronavirus epidemic.

BeInCrypto togetherl, that UK law enforcement has warned that scammers were able to quickly adapt to the coronavirus outbreak by inventing new schemes to deceive people. Attackers are now sending out fake emails disguised as “Centers for Disease Control.” [The Guardian]

Reportedly, they were able to rob the UK population of £ 800,000.

Scammers did not pass by the Olympic Games.

Fraudsters rob Revolut's clients with advertising

Cybersecurity firm Trend Micro says crooks are now posing as the Olympic Games committee team.

Phishing emails sent from Japan contain a request to send a donation in cryptocurrency to support the organization’s activities.

As you know, the Olympic Games in Japan were postponed due to the raging coronavirus pandemic. Tokyo 2020 Olympics scheduled for July 2021.

Sometimes shadow schemes reach truly massive proportions.


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