Internet use is on the rise. That unfortunately includes criminals,
with some 10% of Internet users in Belgium reporting financial loss
due to cybercrime (based on 2015 Eurostat figures). This insurance
helps compensate financial losses from online fraud or identity
You could also fall fowl of cyberbullying or damage to your reputation online. This insurance helps reduce the consequences of this happening.
Some examples of online fraud:
- You receive an urgent e-mail from 'the police'. It contains a reminder to pay a fine ... but there's no mention of the location or your number plate
- You receive an e-mail with congratulations. The reason? You've allegedly won the lottery ... but to receive your prize you first have to pay a small fee to a 'notary public'
- You've seen an impressive 4K television at
a substantially high discount ... but the online shop turns out to
be false. Once you've ordered, your money is gone and the television
is never delivered