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19
Jul
2022

Beware of scammers posing as the Centre for Cybersecurity Belgium

In recent days, we have received several reports of people receiving a suspicious e-mail that seems to come from the Centre for Cybersecurity Belgium (CCB).  Allegedly, a 'cyber criminal' file has been opened in your name and you are urged to…

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14
Jul
2022

Waiting for a parcel? Watch out for fake e-mails that seem to come from bpost

Waiting for a parcel? Watch out for fake e-mails that seem to come from bpost. The message asks you to pay 'remaining shipping costs', but it is fake. The message was sent from norepley@livio.com, which is in no way a bpost e-mail address.

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13
Jul
2022

False traffic fines circulate again

For 2 weeks now, we have been inundated with false fines that seem to come from the Dutch central government. The message circulates in the Netherlands and Belgium but it is false. Please forward it to suspicious@safeonweb.be and remove it. 

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01
Jul
2022

Let's go on holiday! Do you know the Wifi password by any chance?

Staying connected on holiday with our family and friends is, at first sight, the most normal thing in the world and asking for the Wifi key in the places we go to has become almost instinctive...

However, beware of unpleasant surprises:…

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28
Jun
2022

Sextortion scam: back from never quite gone

Last week we again received reports of the so-called sextortion scam. Did you get such a message? Do not give into the request to pay a sum of money and don't reply to the e-mail.

As part of the sextortion scam, you will get an e-mail…

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22
Jun
2022

Again many suspicious e-mails that seem to come from itsme®

There are again many suspicious messages circulating that appear to come from itsme® with the subject "Online identificeren voor bestaande klanten" or "Herstel onmiddelijk uw lts-ID rekening". The message urges you to identify yourself online.  …

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19
Jun
2022

Received a suspicious phone call? Robocalls are on the rise again

Recently, we have been receiving more reports of so-called robocalls. A robocall is an automatically generated telephone call. If you are called by a robocall, you will hear a pre-recorded message or a robotic voice. You will be asked to dial a…

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16
Jun
2022

Beware of messages that appear to come from the Federal Pensions Service

Last week we received more than 5500 reports of fake messages that seem to come from the Federal Pensions Service. There are several versions of the fake message circulating, all trying to lead you to a fake website.  You can quickly see that the…

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14
Jun
2022

Beware of fake cryptocurrency investment proposals

Recently we have seen an increase in cryptocurrency investment fraud in new forms.

In most cases, (fake) links are placed in sponsored content on Youtube / Instagram (imitating the logo of well-known banking institutions or invoking the…

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