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15
Sep
2022

Buying pellets or logs: beware of online scams

Energy prices are rising. Many people are looking for alternative ways to heat their homes. Criminals know this and are taking advantage of it to set up fake sites selling pellets and wood logs with attractive prices. Beware!

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06
Sep
2022

Hitman scam surfaces in Belgium: scammer threatens innocent citizens with acid attack

More than 1456 worried citizens reported that they had been threatened via e-mail by someone posing as 'Kill'.  The subject of the email is 'quick service'.  The scammer is threatening an acid attack unless you pay €5,000.  The message comes…

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06
Sep
2022

Back from holiday? Remember to save your photos

Holidays are often the time when we take lots of photos, memories of the best moments spent with family and friends. They are precious and it would be a shame to lose them if your smartphone or PC is infected or lost.

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02
Sep
2022

Beware of false messages that seem to be sent by Belfius

In the current scam, the method used by the scammers is to use the Belfius identity to lure you by pretending that you have received a new message in your personal space.

When you want to check your banking messages, it is always best to…

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25
Aug
2022

Reminder: what to do in case your account is hacked

For several years now, cybercriminals have been trying to steal your login credentials for your messaging and social networking accounts using various techniques.

The best known (which has been a regular occurrence since 2016) is the "Is…

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18
Aug
2022

False emails about unpaid traffic fines

The Federal Public Service (FPS) Justice is reporting a campaign of fake emails about unpaid traffic fines. Under no circumstances should you make this payment, it is a fraud.

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11
Aug
2022

Beware of fake messages from Orange promising you an exclusive offer

Scammers are posing as Orange. To lure you in, they claim that you have been selected for an exclusive offer and ask you to fill in a questionnaire. Do not click on the links, as you will be directed to a fake site.

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05
Aug
2022

The so-called "Microsoft scam" has taken a new form

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03
Aug
2022

Many phishing messages with the subject 'Uw aanzegging inzien' detected at the moment

New fake e-mails are circulating with the subject "uw aanzegging inzien".  The message seems to come from the province of East Flanders and urges you to open Itsme.  If you move your mouse over the link "Ga naar Itsme", without clicking, the full…

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