Phishing is the term used to describe e-mails (and, more rarely, SMS or calls) that attempt to steal user data, such as passwords, or spread a virus on a computer etc.
For example, a phishing e-mail can be a fake invoice or an attractive offer. It often demands that you take immediate action, asking you to fill out a fake form, click the link to a fake website or open an infected attachment.
You can also read how to identify phishing e-mails in Swisscom Magazine.
If you are suspicious about a URL address, you can check it with the URL checker from Swisscom Internet Guard. Note, however, that a page will only be flagged as dangerous if it has already been blocked or reported as a phishing page by other customers.
In the Digital Security section of www.ibarry.ch, the website of the Swiss Internet Security Alliance, you will find even more useful information about phishing – suspicious signs to look out for and what action to take if you have been affected. Swisscom is a member of this Alliance and is committed to reducing potential risks.
If you receive a suspected phishing e-mail, please report it the following addresses:
Your reports will help reduce the number of phishing e-mails that get through to people’s inboxes.