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Phishing claiming to be FPS Finance on the rise again

We are once again receiving many reports of fake emails and text messages claiming to be sent by the FPS Finance that look very credible.

How to recognize these messages

  • The sender's e-mail address is not an official address of the FPS Finance, namely @minfin.fed.be or @mailing.minfin.fed.be. Fraudsters sometimes use an e-mail address that closely resembles the official address (e.g.: @minfin.fgov.be, minfin.fed.be@europe.com; @minfin-fed.org, etc.).
  • They ask for confidential bank information to be shared via email, SMS or WhatsApp.
  • The story is too good to be true or the message is totally unexpected.
  • Out of the blue, you receive a message saying they are going to pay you back a certain amount.
  • You are asked to settle a debt, but you have no idea what it is about.  

Are you not sure whether a message is real or fake? 

Find out more via the website of the FPS Finance.

What do you need to do?

  • Forward these messages to suspicious@safeonweb.be and delete them.
  • Never click on a link or a button with a hidden link if you are not 100% sure that it is safe.
  • If you have given your bank details, notify your bank and Card Stop immediately on 078 170 170 (+32 78 170 170 from abroad).
  • Report this to the police.
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