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Online banking fraud: don't fall into the trap

Watch out for e-mails that claim to come from your bank and which ask you to click on a link in the e-mail. There is a good chance that this link will direct you to a false webpage where you will then be required to fill in your PIN or the codes for your card-reader. You may also be asked to send in your bankcard. Don’t do it! It’s a phishing scam!

Explosive growth

According to Febelfin, phishing is the biggest culprit when it comes to online banking fraud. The number of cases of phishing has increased explosively this year: in the first six months of 2017, some 1,647 cases were reported, whereas in the same period last year, the number was 352… And the haul that criminals have made off with so far this year is 1.8 million euro. Which is another good reason to be extra-vigilant during October Cybersecurity month.

Want to find out how you can protect yourself against phishing? Take a look at our tips below!