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Recognising fraud

How to know when you’re dealing with a fraudster

use a whole range of tricks to try and steal your money. Often, they’ll try to gain your trust and persuade you to share your personal details. This is known as social engineering. Bear in mind that fraudsters are always coming up with new tricks, so be sure to arrange your banking carefully and always stick to the 5 security rules.

For example, we would never ask you

  • to give us your security codes
  • to send us your card
  • to transfer money by phone
  • to log in directly to the ABN AMRO app or Internet Banking using a link
  • to transfer money using a link in an email or text message
  • to download software that allows us to view your banking environment
  • to hand over your debit card when we visit you

What fraudsters often do

Phishing (fake emails)

Phishing involves fraudsters sending you an email that is very similar to an email from the bank (or a text message, in what is known as smishing). The email or text message asks you to click a link or an attachment, which takes you to a fake website.

Debit card fraud

In cases of debit card fraud, you are asked to send your debit card. Never do this. Also be careful when you withdraw cash from an ATM, as fraudsters will sometimes try to distract you and quickly swap your card.

Fraud using WhatsApp, Facebook and eBay

If you ever sell things online, such as on eBay, be aware of fraudsters posing as buyers and asking you for proof of your identity. They may send you a fake payment request on WhatsApp or another messaging app.

Links or attachments with a virus

If you click a link or attachment from a fraudster, your computer may be infected with a virus (also known as malware). This will give the fraudsters access to your bank accounts and your money.
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Boiler room fraud

Boiler room fraud (a type of investment fraud) is when someone tries to sell you an investment over the phone or by email. This person promises fast returns, but while you might indeed make a profit on your first investment, you are quickly enticed into depositing large amounts.


Invoice fraud

Fraudsters want you to transfer money to their accounts and will try all sorts of ways of getting you do so. For instance, they may send you a fake invoice ‘on behalf of a well-known company’.
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Fraud by phone

Fraudsters may call you and pose as employees of a bank or another well-known company (spoofing). They often do this after you have received a phishing email and entered your details.

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Unsure about fraud?

Fraudsters keep thinking up new ways to trick you. Do not let them catch you unawares. Check all the descriptions on veiligbankieren.nl or visit fraudehelpdesk.nl to read about the latest incidences of fraud. 

Do you believe you may have been a victim of fraud? Or has something suspicious happened to you? Let us know what has happened, and we will help you.