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21
Jan
2023

Smishing warning: fraudulent SMS in the name of Netflix

We have received numerous reports of fraudulent text messages sent in the name of Netflix. These messages are about renewing your subscription. You are asked to click on a (clearly fraudulent) link to update your payment method. 

Take a…

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18
Jan
2023

Watch out for unexpected gifts!

Do you get an unexpected message about a nice prize you got, an inheritance that will be shared with you or some other crazy way to get rich quick?

Watch out! Once again, many such messages are doing the rounds. If it is too good to be…

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12
Jan
2023

Watch out for phishing messages that appear to come from an antivirus product

In recent weeks, many phishing messages that appear to come from antivirus software have been circulating.  The message warns you that your subscription is about to expire and your computer is no longer protected. Beware as such messages are…

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11
Jan
2023

Beware phishing message: 'Orderbevestiging'

Last week, we received nearly 8,000 notifications via suspicious@safeonweb.be about the below message that appears to be from TNT.  A lot of people immediately realised that this is phishing and forwarded it to us.  Thank you for that. 
We…

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04
Jan
2023

What is a money mule ?

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22
Dec
2022

New form of phishing: messages with a QR code

In recent weeks, we have been getting more and more reports of suspicious messages that do not contain a visible link or button but do contain a QR code.  This QR code leads to a suspicious website.  This is how scammers try to prevent our…

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21
Dec
2022

Are you waiting for a parcel? Watch out for fake messages about a delivery

It is the time of year again when many people purchase gifts online.  We wait en masse for home deliveries. Scammers know this and try to fool you with fake messages claiming something is wrong with your delivery.  Watch out, as this is usually…

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16
Dec
2022

Beware of scammers disguised as fake Santa

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09
Dec
2022

New phishing messages on behalf of Belfius

In the current scam, the method used by the scammers is to use the identity of Belfius to lure you. The scammers claim that a new bank card reader has been available since 1 December. They then ask you to apply for it free of charge. Don't do…

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