Online phishing scam perpetrated in Kela’s name attempts to extract users’ online bank and credit card information

The scam message sent out in Kela’s name alleges that the recipient's personal health data and credit card information have been compromised.

The scam emails make the false claim that the recipient's health data and credit card information have been compromised. The message is in Finnish and contains a link that takes the user to a phishing website resembling the Suomi.fi sign-in page. The site is set up to capture users’ online bank credentials and credit card information.

If you have received the scam message:

  • Do not reply or enter the information required from you.
  • Do not click on any links included in the message.
  • If you believe that your credit card or online bank details have been stolen, contact your bank’s customer service department.

Because of security reasons, do not send any sensitive information by email. Kela will never ask for sensitive personal information by email or text message. To send a message to Kela, sign in to Kela's e-services at kela.fi.

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