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Friday: anti-phishing day!

Edition: May 2021

It is Friday, anti-phisingday again, so today we are not going to get caught.  We would like to give you an overview of some remarkable phishing messages you have sent us in the past few weeks. Thank you for continuing to send suspicious messages en masse to suspicious@safeonweb.be! 

Did you also receive a text message from Bpost?

Last week, literally millions of Belgians received a text message that seemed to come from Bpost. It was an unprecedented attempt to defraud the public by asking them to install an app to track a parcel. However, it turned out to be a dangerous virus that can take full control of your phone.  Have you also installed this app? Then you urgently need to take action!  

Received money from the taxes?

Scammers are still sending e-mails to convince you that FPS Finance owes you money. Do not respond to them!  The FPS Finance never sends your assessment notice (tax calculation) by e-mail or text message.

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Investing in Bitcoins?

You better watch out. There are a lot of fake messages circulating that are trying to convince people to invest in Bitcoins. It is a genuine scam.

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The classics

You have certainly seen these 2 "classics" before. Read below the examples to learn how to recognise phishing anytime, anywhere.

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Don't fall into the trap!

Learn to identify fake e-mails.

Take the phishing test now and don’t be caught out ever again!

What to do?

  • Do not click on a link in a suspicious message or open attachments.
  • Do not forward the message to your contacts.
  • Suspicious emails can be forwarded to suspicious@safeonweb.be.
  • Suspicious text messages can also be forwarded. Take a screenshot and send it to suspicious@safeonweb.be. 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.
  • If you have entered a password that you also use elsewhere, change it immediately.
  • If you have clicked on a link that opens a website where you have to submit bank details, first check that this is the real website of your bank. If you have the slightest doubt, do not make a payment.

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.
  • If you want to report fraud, you can contact your bank via a special number.
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