how to avoid phishing attempts? The Health Insurance of Haute-Garonne warns against the hacking of personal data

The Haute-Garonne Health Insurance calls for caution against phishing attempts. The scam consists in usurping the identity of a social security holder to make fraudulent use of it. Tips to follow to avoid being hacked.

You may have received a message by email inviting you to complete a form with your personal data, such as your credit card number, under the pretext of receiving a reimbursement for treatment or a new Vitale card.

Attention, it is probably a scam, according to the Health Insurance of Haute-Garonne which alerts on “multiple phishing campaigns usurping the identity of the Health Insurance”.

To avoid scams, the rules to follow are simple: Health Insurance specifies that it never asks for the transmission by email or sms of personal elements such as bank details, medical information, social security number or a password. She explains that the exchange of this type of information only goes through the Ameli account, which is secure. On good terms…

Another means makes it possible to check whether the exchange is reliable, official and secure: any message from the Health Insurance has the sender address health [email protected]

Another type of scam noted by Health Insurance: fraudulent calls and messages relating to the new digital service My health space. These messages “say they want to help create My Health Space and ask to enter “France Connect” identifiers to access the digital service”. Mistrust again.

You can report fraudulent messages in several ways:

  • Report the address of the phishing site to Phising Initiative who will request the blocking of this site and its removal
  • If it’s an SMS, report it on the 33 700 platform or by SMS to 33 700. The sender will be blocked
  • If the fraudulent message is in the colors of FranceConnect, report it to: [email protected]

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