2400 citizens have reported to us that they have received a false traffic fine from the federal police by e-mail. The citizens are asked to pay this false fine before a certain date. In case of non-payment, their bank account will be blocked.
This is an attempt at fraud. Do not :
- Pay the "fine";
- Answer the emails;
- Share your personal and bank details with them.
The federal police do not send fines or payment requests by e-mail. Your traffic fines are only sent to you by post or in your eBox.
Do not reply to these e-mails and delete them after reporting them to [email protected].
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 [email protected].
- Suspicious text messages can also be forwarded. Take a screenshot and send it to [email protected]. 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.