Czech Social Security Administration (ČSSZ), Central Bohemia office in Prague Vysočany.
Prague – The Czech Social Security Administration (ČSSZ) warns against fraudulent pages imitating its website. It encourages clients to definitely not fill in their bank account information on them. They could lose money. The Office and also the Ministry of Labor informed about it on their websites and social networks. The CSSS emphasized that its official websites are www.cssz.cz and www.eportal.cssz.cz. The Ministry of Labor has blocked more than a hundred fake websites since last year. The site most often imitated an online application for housing allowance.
“Currently, fraudulent websites have started to appear, which look like the website of the CSSA. People usually receive links to them in the form of SMS. The links in the SMS subsequently lead to fraudulent websites. On these websites, clients are then encouraged to use the service 'Information on the type and amount of paid health insurance benefits immediately to your personal account'. This is a fraud, as a result of which sensitive login data may be stolen, which may also lead to the theft of money from bank accounts,” the CSSA described. It said that suspicious domains are already being blocked. “Nevertheless, the CSSA warns and strongly urges clients to verify all pages and not to fill in their data if they are not 100% sure of the origin of the page,” the office's representatives said. They pointed out that the administration never sends text messages with requests to fill in data.
The problem with text messages with links to fake websites about housing allowance, which were supposed to resemble a departmental website and which asked for bank or other information, was also solved by the Ministry of Labour. It cooperates with the National Office for Cyber Security, the CZ.NIC association and the police. It blocked more than a hundred such addresses. The official ministerial domain is www.mpsv.cz.
This week, the Labor Office started calling people again who applied for housing allowance, parental or child benefits. It asks how satisfied the applicants were with the processing. According to the findings, the process will be modified if necessary. The press department of the department stated on the website that the office will always call from the number +420 950 172 234 on working days between 09:00 and 17:00. For the first time, the office began to measure satisfaction at the end of January. At the time, the ministry specified that people would be called by a machine. It urged recipients to always check the caller's number to see if it was actually the office. It emphasized that no personal information will be requested from the caller during the call.