The Belgian Monetary Providers and Markets Authority (FSMA) has issued a warning in opposition to fraudsters usurping the identification of main banks.
The precept stays the identical: victims are contacted by phone or by e-mail with out having taken any prior initiative themselves or after having entered their contact particulars on an internet type. Such kinds are continuously provided to shoppers on social media, through commercials or sponsored publications.
The fraudsters then provide shoppers financial savings plans with the promise of returns in extra of market returns and most frequently with a capital assure. However ultimately, the consequence is identical: the victims discover themselves unable to recuperate their cash.
The FSMA not too long ago noticed that fraudsters usurped the names of a number of banks to deceive shoppers. The regulator has obtained reviews about scammers utilizing the next names:
- BGL BNP Paribas Fortis, utilizing e-mail addresses ending with ‘@bglgestionprivee.com’;
- Bunq, utilizing e-mail addresses ending with ‘@epargnebunq.com’;
- Fineco, utilizing e-mail addresses ending with ‘@fib-gestion.com’ and ‘bfigestion.com’;
- Revolut-épargne, utilizing e-mail addresses ending with ‘@revolut-epargne.com’;
- Triodos, utilizing e-mail addresses ending with ‘@triodos-europe.com’ and ‘@triodos-finance.com’;
- London Inventory Trade, utilizing e-mail addresses ending with ‘@lse-gestion.com’, and an internet site ‘www2.lse-private.com’.
Fraudsters may additionally usurp the names of different monetary establishments.