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1,700,000 suspicious messages sent to suspicious@safeonweb.be

In 2019, you all sent an impressive 1,700,000 suspicious messages to verdacht@safeonweb.be. This allowed us to block more than 4000 websites.

Thank you 1,700,000 times! Keep on sending them!

How can you identify suspicious messages?

Phishing messages are easy to identify if they contain language errors or are written in a strange manner.  However, phishing messages increasingly look like professional emails and contain no errors.  Phishing messages are usually received unexpectedly and without reason, may be coercive or try to make you curious, come from an unknown sender, and contain a link that takes you to an unsafe website.

Cybercriminals are increasingly creative in their attempts to deceive people:

  • they send fake messages that are so convincing that you will open the attachment,
  • they promise you’ll get a big reward if you fill out their survey and leave your details,
  • they'll threaten you if you don't respond,
  • and they are using more and more channels (e-mail, WhatsApp, Messenger, shopping websites, etc.).

Fortunately, many internet users are alert enough and don't get caught out! Forwarding suspicious messages to suspicious@safeonweb.be can help less attentive internet users.

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