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29
Nov
2022

Possible massive amount of smishing and vishing on the way

The mobile phone numbers of more than 3 million Belgians who use WhatsApp are being offered for sale online.  We expect criminals to use this data to scam people via text messages (smishing) or fraudulent phone calls (vishing). Scammers are also…

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23
Nov
2022

Beware of phishing messages that appear to come from banks

Over the past week, we have received several reports of phishing messages that appear to come from banks.  They are typical phishing messages that are actually quite easy to unmask. 

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22
Nov
2022

How to avoid Black Friday turning into a nightmare?

The end of year celebrations are approaching and the list of gifts is long. So how can you resist the tempting Black Friday offers? Almost all retailers offer great deals for the occasion. Need a TV, a tumble dryer or a coat? Be careful, not all…

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18
Nov
2022

Beware of false mails sent in the name of my e-Box

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16
Nov
2022

Scammers spoof known email addresses and phone numbers

In recent weeks, we received many reports of 'spoofing'.  In spoofing, scammers assume a different identity to gain your trust. The scammer pretends to be your bank, a government department, your mutual insurance company or another well-known…

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10
Nov
2022

Beware of false tax return messages

It's getting close to the time of possible refunds for tax returns. Cybercriminals know this and try to scam you: they make you believe that your information is not up to date to make the refund. The email asks you to click on a "to document"…

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09
Nov
2022

Beware of extortion messages that appear to come from Cert.be

We are receiving reports of messages abusing the name and logo of Cert.be, the Centre for Cybersecurity Belgium (CCB) and the police. You are allegedly accused of sexual abuse of minors. This message is fake.

You are asked to send an e-…

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04
Nov
2022

Sextortion scam continues to scare people

Last week we again received more than 4500 reports of the so-called sextortion scam. Did you get such a message? Do not give into the request to pay a sum of money and don't reply to the e-mail.

As part of the sextortion scam, you will…

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28
Oct
2022

Beware of fake emails circulating in the name of Amazon 

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