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Warning: Fake Facebook account and competition in the name of Partenamut

Partenamut reports on a Facebook page that copies its identity and organises a competition to deceive the public.

The scam is quite sophisticated. It is based on a concrete example: cybercriminals have copied Partenamut's previous action with a competition and prizes. But it was really a scam.  

On the page, they give instructions to people who want to participate and get their prize:

  • click on a link
  • confirm your participation
  • Only use the mobile network, not Wi-Fi;
  • Respond quickly or you will be disqualified.

This is how scammers put pressure on you to respond quickly and without thinking. They want to collect as much personal information as possible. Don't fall into the trap. Delete the message.

Here is an example of a message. If you look closely, you'll see that the link is suspicious: partenamut.myfreesites.net

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Don't fall into the trap!

Learn to identify fake e-mails. Go to surfwithoutworries.safeonweb.be.

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 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. • 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.

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