Citizens have recently been receiving growing numbers of messages that supposedly originate from the Federal Customs Administration. The Federal Customs Administration is issuing a warning concerning these messages and recommends ignoring them and deleting them.
More and more frequently, citizens are receiving phishing messages as text messages or e-mails that supposedly originate from the Federal Customs Administration (FCA). Swiss Customs would like to point out that it does not send information by text message or e-mail when financial transactions are involved. Consequently, Swiss Customs recommends ignoring and deleting the messages.
Currently, phishing mails with the senders firstname.lastname@example.org, email@example.com, firstname.lastname@example.org, email@example.com are circulating. These do not originate from the Federal Customs Administration.
If you receive phishing e-mails, you can contact the National Cyber Security NCSC which provides information on an ongoing basis on phishing e-mails and other online risks.
People cheated out of money as a result of the message can file charges at their local police station and also notify NCSC.
General information on online risks can be found on the NCSC website.