The Banco de España recurrently detects e-mails that unduly use its name and image and which make reference to the false reception of a transfer or request a file to be downloaded from a website outside the Banco de España. These are frauds that aim to deceive the public.
The Banco de España takes the necessary measures to pursue these activities and reminds you that the Banco never sends nor requests any confidential information from the public via e-mail; this information is exclusively requested in a secure way on its website: http://www.bde.es/
Therefore, we advise all people who receive this type of message neither to respond nor to download nor run the associated files.
Lastly, if you wish to be protected, we recommend that you follow these tips and the best practice described in INTECO's Office for the Safety of Internet Users ( http://www.osi.es/ ).