WARNING: FRAUD ATTEMPTS ONLINE OR BY PHONE

Our identity (or the identity of one of our employees) is sometimes used in fraud attempts (phishing, fraud...) online or by phone.  We will explain below how you can identify these attempts in order to avoid them as well as the procedure to follow if you find yourself victim of a fraud.

You will find as well the list of most important fraud cases which have been reported to us.

How to avoid them?

Here are some characteristics as regards a fraud attempt:

  1. The e-mail address of the sender is not an official address.
    correctOfficial name of the e-mail address: @minfin.fed.be or @mailing.minfin.fed.be.
    incorrectAnother name? Warning! The persons guilty of fraud sometimes use a e-mail address very close to the official one.  (For instance, @minfin.fgov.be, minfin.fed.be@europe.com; minfin-fed.org...
  2. incorrectYou are asked to transmit confidential bank data or information related to the online use of bank facilities (digipass...)
  3. It’s too good to be true or it’s totally unexpected.
    incorrectYou are suddenly told you are going to be reimbursed of a specific sum.
    incorrectYou are asked to pay a debt which you do not understand what it is about.
  4. The bank account on which you have to pay an amount is not a bank account of the FPS Finance.  Here are the only possibilities in order to pay an amount to the FPS Finance:
    correctYou use MyMinfin.
    correctYou pay the amount on an official bank account: always BEXX 6792 XXXX XXXX.
    correctYou go to one of our infocenters.
  5. incorrectThe message you have received contains a lot of mistakes (grammar, spelling...)
  6. incorrectThe person speaking to you on the phone shows him/herself insistent and threatening if you do not pay immediately.
  7. incorrectYou receive an e-mail from an office of bailiffs asking you to pay a debt on our behalf.  We work with bailiffs but they do not send any official documents by e-mail. More information about fraud attempts coming from false bailiffs

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You suspect a fraud attempt?

If you have any doubt about it, please get in touch with us via our contact form.

Fraud case. (Warning! This list is not exhaustive.)

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