CCB and CERT.be are calling for prudence: fake e-mails are once again being sent in the name of various banks. The e-mails invite you to click on a link and provide your personal details. However, these messages are not sent by the actual bank in question; they are phishing messages.
Over the Easter weekend, we received about one hundred phishing messages in the name of a particular bank via email@example.com. Thanks to these reports, we were able to block 6 new fake websites relating to that bank.
Since the launch of firstname.lastname@example.org, we have been receiving up to 2,000 suspicious messages per day. This enables us to block 2 to 3 fake websites every day.
- Do not open these messages, forward them to email@example.com and delete them
- Do not click on the links or images and certainly do not open any attachments.
- Do not reply to the fraudulent e-mail / message.
- Never enter personal details.
- Do not use the 'unsubscribe link' in the fraudulent e-mail
Have you clicked on the link?
- Run an anti-virus scan.
- Consider filing a complaint with the police.
If you have received a phishing message, you can report it via the bank's official website.
You can forward suspicious messages to firstname.lastname@example.org.