Safe internetbanking

  • Fraudsters are constantly on the hunt for money mules. Money mules act as intermediaries to move money that has been stolen by fraudsters, often to other countries. Fraudsters are increasingly approaching adolescents for this purpose. They contact them through channels that are popular among young people, such as Instagram, with promises of making quick and easy money. The ones who fall into this trap often do not realise they are committing a criminal offence and are putting their safety, as well as the safety of the people around them, on the line.

  • b.inspired, the Brussels airlines magazine, has dedicated a special section to internet banking fraud in its April issue. 

  • Our annual networking event took place at BEL Brussels on March 2, 2016. Rik Vandenberghe, Chairman of Febelfin, set the tone for the evening right away by quoting Bob Dylan’s famous words ‘The times they are a changing’.

  • The number of internet banking fraud cases remained at a stable level as compared to the 2014 figure. Febelfin wants to draw the attention to the need for constant vigilance as for the different kinds of fraud and also warns against a new fraud technique: bank card  phishing.

  • Within the framework of the Flanders-Netherlands Economic Mission to the United States, which took place at the beginning of this month, Febelfin has signed a Memorandum of Understanding on cybersecurity together with FS-ISAC (Financial Services – Information Sharing and Analysis Center). A similar commitment has been signed by the Dutch Bankers Association and the Dutch FI-ISAC branch.

  • Today, Wednesday October 7, 2015, Febelfin has signed a Memorandum of Understanding on cybersecurity together with the Financial Services – Information Sharing and Analysis Center (FS-ISAC) in Atlanta in the United States. 

  • It may have happened to you : receiving an e-mail from your bank, which informs you of the urgent security updates it has to make. The only thing you are asked to do, is to click on a link and send some data such as your telephone number and bank card number. Nothing spectacular, but you may have doubts... 

  • The number of internet banking fraud cases during the first half of this year amounted to 838 for a total amount of 2.7 million EUR. Phishing is the most frequently used method. At the beginning of July, Febelfin launched a YouTube video called ‘See how easily freaks can take over your life’ in which it draws the attention to the precautions for safe internet banking. Since then, almost 500,000 visitors have already watched this video.

  • Last Tuesday, Febelfin and Duval Guillaume released a successful new video on safe internet banking which has already captured the interest of more than 340,000 viewers and been covered by several national and international media.