Dear Customers!

Recently, some of you have been subjected to phishing attempt to extort money.
Such actions are criminal and prosecuted by legal authorities.

Please remember!

If you are even surprised or doubted by anything, please contact your Balex Metal supervisor directly for the clarification!

The mechanism of recent attacks

They consisted of the criminals impersonating employees of Balex Metal Sp. z o.o. and sending e-mails similar to our e-mail addresses with the changed bank account numbers on the attached documents.

Account numbers and rules of their changes

We would like to remind you that the only bank account numbers of Balex Metal Sp. z o.o. intended for deposits are run by BGŻ BNP Paribas Bank S.A. and they should always be indicated on offers and invoices. These account numbers are also available on the website, in the contact tab. The relevant Balex Metal bank account numbers are:

Bank name                                     Bank account number                               Currency          

BGŻ BNP Paribas Bank S.A.  13 1600 1114 0004 0707 8071 6001           PLN            

BGŻ BNP Paribas Bank S.A.  55 1600 1114 0004 0707 8071 6021           EUR            

BGŻ BNP Paribas Bank S.A.  28 1600 1114 0004 0707 8071 6022          USD            

Any changes to the above-mentioned account numbers should always be confirmed in a direct telephone conversation with Balex Metal Representative you know.

Balex Metal Sp. z o.o. reports each case of this type to law enforcement agencies, and also tries to prevent any criminal activities in the future by using newer and newer security technologies.

Important information about phishing

Phishing is a type of fraud in which a criminal impersonates our company and tries to extort payments for liabilities by providing other, bogus bank accounts.

The e-mail templates, including e-mail footers, and the e-mail address are confusingly similar to the original ones. However, the differences are noticeable. E-mails are sent from a domain other than the proper one -

Recently used by fraudsters, the bogus domain name is however, please be vigilant also to other similar addresses that may be equally confusing.

E-mail footers are often incomplete and do not contain all the elements. The content of the e-mails may be surprising, such as information about a change of account.

How can you counteract phishing?

  1. If something arouses your slightest surprise, confirm this information directly with the representative.
  2. Don't react to suspicious links.
  3. Do not open attachments in suspicious e-mails.
  4. Protect your passwords and don't disclose them to anyone.
  5. Do not share confidential information with anyone.
  6. Check website URLs (website addresses). In many phishing cases, the website addresses appear to be legitimate and legal, but the URLs may be misspelled or the domain may be different (.com instead of .eu). There may be gaps in the domains.
  7. Keep your browser up-to-date and use security measures.

In case of any doubts, please contact the Representatives of Balex Metal directly.