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30
Sep
2022

Warning: suspicious messages in the name of My e-Box

More than 900 citizens have reported receiving suspicious messages in the name of My e-Box this week. These messages seem to be about an update that you have to accept, but it is actually an attempt to get your login data. Beware!

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28
Sep
2022

Fake traffic fines in the name of the federal police

2400 citizens have reported to us that they have received a false traffic fine from the federal police by e-mail. The citizens are asked to pay this false fine before a certain date. In case of non-payment, their bank account will be blocked.

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27
Sep
2022

Beware of new form of phishing: fake messages with QR code

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23
Sep
2022

Numerous phishing messages on energy support are circulating again

Phishing messages that appear to come from Engie and Fluvius and encourage you to apply for energy support are again circulating. The message comes across as weighty and sounds convincing but it is an attempted scam. Do you get a suspicious…

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22
Sep
2022

Suspicious messages appearing to come from bpost

Another suspicious message is circulating that appears to be from bpost. There would be a problem with the delivery of your parcel and you would be asked to pay shipping costs. Image below.

This is by now a very well-known scam attempt.…

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21
Sep
2022

Beware of a message that appears to have come from the Federal Public Service of Finance

Last week, we received more than 2,500 reports from people who received the message below. The message bears the logo of the Flemish Government, and asks to click through to a document.  The e-mail address from which the message was sent is…

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15
Sep
2022

Buying pellets or logs: beware of online scams

Energy prices are rising. Many people are looking for alternative ways to heat their homes. Criminals know this and are taking advantage of it to set up fake sites selling pellets and wood logs with attractive prices. Beware!

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06
Sep
2022

Hitman scam surfaces in Belgium: scammer threatens innocent citizens with acid attack

More than 1456 worried citizens reported that they had been threatened via e-mail by someone posing as 'Kill'.  The subject of the email is 'quick service'.  The scammer is threatening an acid attack unless you pay €5,000.  The message comes…

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06
Sep
2022

Back from holiday? Remember to save your photos

Holidays are often the time when we take lots of photos, memories of the best moments spent with family and friends. They are precious and it would be a shame to lose them if your smartphone or PC is infected or lost.

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