Scammers often try to make victims on Friday evenings or weekends. They send you a message that you urgently need to respond to and before you know it you've clicked a few times, given them your bank details and had your bank account emptied. If that happens, contact your bank as soon as possible. With a bit of luck, your bank teller will be able to stop the transfer.
Fraudsters know that your bank is less accessible after office hours and at weekends. That is why they bombard you with phishing messages during these hours. So pay extra attention today and in the coming days.
Below are some examples of very recent phishing messages. Read on below the images for more tips.
Don't fall into the trap!
What to do?
- Do not click on a link in a suspicious message, do not open attachments and do not download applications if you are asked to.
- Suspicious emails can be forwarded to firstname.lastname@example.org.
- Suspicious text messages can also be forwarded. Take a screenshot and send it to email@example.com. 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.
- NEVER give out personal codes.
- If you have entered a password that you also use elsewhere, change it immediately.
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 Card Stop on 078 170 170 (+32 78 170 170 from abroad) 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.