Hey bunqers 🌈
Scammers are currently active on Marktplaats and approach unsuspecting sellers or buyers via WhatsApp with so-called verification requests.
What will actually happen:
- You're selling something on Marktplaats;
- Scammer pretends they wanna buy it;
- Scammer convinces you via chat that you need to click on a verification link and give them the 6-digit code you receive in order for the payment to go through;
- You click on the link, give out the 6 digits and lose access to the account.
You can learn more about this frequent criminal behaviour here
How can I recognize this type of fraud?
First, we’d like to emphasize that if something sounds too good to be true, it’s usually because it is. Always check the market value of the product you want to purchase. If the price of the offered product is too low, this can be a sign that there’s a fraudster at work.
- Important: No institution, bank, or third party should ever request your unique credentials or access code to enter the bunq app. If someone’s approaching you with a similar request, please be alert, as this is most likely fraud.
Other types of fraud have been explained here, so please make sure to double-check the information and help us keep you and the world safe.