New wave of IBAN scams reported
Clients from ING complain that they are being duped as fraudulent emails that look like they come from banks are circulating, which trick people into giving their personal bank details in exchange for a bank card that has clients' personal IBAN number written on them, De Telgraaf reports.
The Fraude Help Desk at ING is telling people to look out for fraudulent emails, easily spotted by paying attention to the email address (which does not come from ING), the bad Dutch in the writing, and the pushy tone.
If clients click a link inside the email, they are redirected to a screen that steals personal information and also, sometimes, puts a virus on the user's computer.
Banks and financial institutions warn that they never ask for personal information via email or over the phone.