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11
Aug
2022

Beware of fake messages from Orange promising you an exclusive offer

Scammers are posing as Orange. To lure you in, they claim that you have been selected for an exclusive offer and ask you to fill in a questionnaire. Do not click on the links, as you will be directed to a fake site.

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05
Aug
2022

The so-called "Microsoft scam" has taken a new form

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03
Aug
2022

Many phishing messages with the subject 'Uw aanzegging inzien' detected at the moment

New fake e-mails are circulating with the subject "uw aanzegging inzien".  The message seems to come from the province of East Flanders and urges you to open Itsme.  If you move your mouse over the link "Ga naar Itsme", without clicking, the full…

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01
Aug
2022

New publication : How can you beat the crooks? Follow 3x5 tips to protect yourself!

Scammers operate via phone calls, text messages, e-mails and social networks (Facebook, Whatsapp, LinkedIn,...). Their aim is to steal your money. Or to steal your personal data to sell it or use it to scam other people. To achieve their goals,…

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29
Jul
2022

Beware of e-mails that look like they come from the police

Many citizens are again reporting false messages that appear to come from the police or Europol. You are allegedly accused of sexual abuse of minors. You are asked to send an e-mail quickly to justify yourself, otherwise you will be prosecuted…

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25
Jul
2022

Number of suspicious messages sent to suspicious@safeonweb.be explodes

123.595 thanks!

Last week, attentive internet users sent no less than 123,595 suspicious messages to suspicious@safeonweb.be. That is 25% more than the average number per week over the past 3 months. That is good news, because all these people did not fall into…

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19
Jul
2022

Beware of scammers posing as the Centre for Cybersecurity Belgium

In recent days, we have received several reports of people receiving a suspicious e-mail that seems to come from the Centre for Cybersecurity Belgium (CCB).  Allegedly, a 'cyber criminal' file has been opened in your name and you are urged to…

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14
Jul
2022

Waiting for a parcel? Watch out for fake e-mails that seem to come from bpost

Waiting for a parcel? Watch out for fake e-mails that seem to come from bpost. The message asks you to pay 'remaining shipping costs', but it is fake. The message was sent from norepley@livio.com, which is in no way a bpost e-mail address.

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13
Jul
2022

False traffic fines circulate again

For 2 weeks now, we have been inundated with false fines that seem to come from the Dutch central government. The message circulates in the Netherlands and Belgium but it is false. Please forward it to suspicious@safeonweb.be and remove it. 

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