The number of fraudulent emails and telephone calls falsely appearing to come from the Banque de France is on the rise, according to reports.
These emails and calls are criminal attempts to collect bank details, but may use Banque de France logos, name, phone numbers or email addresses with ‘@banque-france.fr’ at the end.
Under the pretext of many different excuses ‒ such as a bill to pay, unblocking credit, a problem with your bank account ‒ the emails or calls will then direct victims to a false Banque de France website asking for your bank details.
They may also ask the victim to download files, which, instead of helping the issue, will actually install dangerous viruses on to your computer.
The Banque de France has reminded customers that it will never ask them for these details over email or phone, and instead advises anyone receiving such emails or calls to not click or download anything, and to tell the police or email firstname.lastname@example.org.