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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

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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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07
Jun
2022

Beware of fake traffic fine refund SMS

There are new fake SMS circulating about a refund of a traffic fine.  The message seems to come from the federal government but it is false.  Do not click on the link in this message.

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30
May
2022

False invitations for monkey pox vaccination in circulation

Today, we received the first reports of false invitations for a vaccination against monkey pox. The invitation seems to come from the the Flemish government but is false. It is a phishing message. Have you received such a message? Do not click on…

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24
May
2022

Beware of Remote Access Scams: hackers take control of your device

In recent weeks, we have received several reports of victims of a scam where they are asked to download a program. This is Remote Desktop Software which allows hackers to take control of your computer remotely. Unfortunately, this type of…

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19
May
2022

Help! My account has been hacked

Recently, we have been receiving a lot of questions from victims who have noticed that their account has been hacked. This is very annoying and sometimes difficult to recover. How do you know if an account has been hacked and what can you do?…

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