Other information and services of the government: www.belgium.be   Logo van de Belgische federale overheid

10,000 reports of suspicious messages every day

In recent weeks, we have been receiving about 10,000 suspicious messages per day at suspicious@safeonweb.be. This has allowed us to have more than 170,000 URLs blocked. Always be on guard when you receive an unexpected message.

Some recent examples

(Read more below the examples)

phishing 1
links uitlijnen
phishing 2
links uitlijnen
phishing 5
links uitlijnen
phishing 4
volledige breedte
phishing 6
rechts uitlijnen
rechts uitlijnen
What to do?
  • Do not click on a link in a suspicious message or open attachments.
  • Do not forward the message to your contacts.
  • Suspicious emails can be forwarded to suspicious@safeonweb.be.
  • Suspicious text messages can also be forwarded. Take a screenshot and send it to suspicious@safeonweb.be. The content is then processed automatically.
Did you click on a suspicious link?
  • If you have clicked on the link, do not complete the fields and terminate any interaction.
  • If you have entered a password that you also use elsewhere, change it immediately.
  • If you have clicked on a link that opens a website where you have to submit bank details, first check that this is the real website of your bank. If you have the slightest doubt, do not make a payment.
Have you been scammed?
  • If you have lost money or are being extorted, we recommend that you file a report with your local police straight away.
  • Contact your bank and/or Cardstop on 070 344 344 if you have passed on bank details, money is disappearing from your bank account or if you have transferred money to a scammer. In this way, any fraudulent transactions can be blocked.
  • If you want to report fraud, you can contact your bank via a special number: https://beschermjezelfonline.be/bank-contacteren-voor-hulp
volledige breedte