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Phishing in the name of the FPS Finance on the rise again

In recent weeks, we have again received many reports of fake e-mails and text messages sent in the name of the FPS Finance which 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 in doubt 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.beand delete them.
  • You should never click on the link or a button behind which a link is hidden, if you are not 100% sure.
  • 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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