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Watch out for scam messages!

Publication date 26.6.2024 15.00

Updated 26.6.2024

The Digital and Population Data Services Agency warns of scam messages sent in the name of There are several different types of scam messages that are sent by e-mail or text messages.

Many messages are now circulating claiming to be from
Examples of different types of scam messages:

  • The message using Suomifis name asks the user to update their account via the link in the email.

  • Scam messages using the Suomi.fis name or image are circulating in the name of the Patent and Registration Office (PRH), the Ministry of Justice, MyKanta and the TE Centre, among others.

    • The messages often contain a link to a fake page imitating the e-Identification.

  • Other scam message mimics the message sent by messages, telling you that you have received a new message in messages. The message invokes the sensitivity of the message and tries to get the recipient to click on a link in the message.

  • There are also scam messages in which

    • the recipient is approached in the name of customer service. In the messages, the recipient is asked to log in to account in 48 hours in order to keep the license for the account.

    • the recipient is approached in the name of customer service, the Finnish government customer service or Finland.

      • In the messages, the recipient is asked to update information to
      • Some of the messages tell you that a new device has been logged into your online bank and ask you to go to the address
  • There are also messages in circulation where
    • you are asked to "authenticate" yourself because of the expiration of the "verification method". The link in the message takes you to the scam page.
    • you are asked to update your health information in OmaKanta. The link takes you to a page that looks like the identification.
    • for example, the recipient is told that an automatic tax refund is available. The message offers a temporary password with which the recipient can supposedly review a summary of their tax refund.

However, all these messages are a phishing messages that tries to get you to click on a link in the message and hand over your bank ID to criminals. Do not click on the link in the message.

Do the following

  1. Do not click on any links in e-mail or text messages. Authorities do not send links to their websites by email or text message.
    • does not send text messages to recipients.
  2. Do not access the services through links or search engine results. Instead, enter the full address of the website in the address bar (such as
  3. You can store the web addresses of your most important services in your browser's bookmarks or favourites that make it safe to navigate to them.
  4. If you are unsure of the authenticity of a notification you have received in the email and have Messages enabled, you should check Messages to see if you have received the message notified in the email there.
    • You can view the received messages in the mobile application or by typing in the browser's address bar and identifying yourself in the service.
  5. If you have mistakenly entered your credit card information or online banking ID, you may have become a victim of fraud. First contact your bank and then report the offence to the police. It is also advisable to report attempted frauds.

For instructions, see also the Web Service

If you suspect that your personal data is in wrong hands, see guidelines on the Web Service:

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