What is phishing?
Cyber criminals are increasingly attempting to trick consumers directly into disclosing personal details. This form of online crime is known as phishing.
Current types of phishing
How can you protect yourself against phishing?
- Question every message that you receive. Fraudsters can easily add a KBC Brussels logo or fake the sender’s name. If you’re in any doubt, forward suspicious messages to firstname.lastname@example.org.
Don't blindly believe every message. We’ll never ask you by e-mail, text message or phone to solve a problem with your account or the online banking service you use with us.
- Never give your debit card to anyone else and never send it off in the post.
- Save the real KBC Brussels website (https://www.kbc.be) as a favourite or enter the address manually in your browser.
- Keep the codes you generate with your card reader secret, just like your debit card PIN. They are the key that unlocks your money and they are strictly personal to you. We’ll never ask you for them by e-mail, text message or phone.
- Watch out! Scammers are increasingly using bogus websites with URLs starting with https://. The ‘s’ in https stands for ‘secure’ and tells you you’re using a secure connection. However, that’s no guarantee that the party you’re dealing with is trustworthy.
- Verify that the KBC Brussels website you’re using is legitimate.
Check the URL in your browser address bar and make sure that the:
- KBC Brussels website address starts with ‘https://www.kbcbrussels.be’
- KBC Brussels Touch address starts with https://touch.kbcbrussels.be/.
How do I recognize authentic emails from KBC Brussels?
Our Cybersecurity Service includes virus and phishing protection software that protects your devices and your online activities from attack by cybercriminals.