New phishing e-mails related to GDPR
How to recognize these fake messages
As a rule, companies only ask for permission to keep your current data, and do not ask for new data to be forwarded to them.
Be sure to check the sender's address.
Finally, hover your mouse over the link to check to which website you will be sent upon clicking on the link. Is the domain name, i.e. the word before “.be”, “.com”, “.eu”, “.org”, etc., and before the very first slash "/", really the organization’s name?
- For the link www.safeonweb.be/tips, the domain is “safeonweb”.
- For the link www.safeonweb.tips.be/safeonweb, 'tips' is the domain and you are being redirected to another website.
- 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.
If you have received such a phishing message, you can report it yourself via the official website of the company in question.
You can send suspicious messages to firstname.lastname@example.org.