Hey bunqers 🌈
We’ve received recent warnings from the Belastingdienst and the Police of fraudulent attempts to impersonate the tax authorities. For that reason, we’d like to share a couple of pro-tips on how to avoid being scammed by phishing attacks.
Important things to keep in mind:
- The Belastingdienst never sends direct payment requests. Debtors are contacted with payment information. You may be contacted in written form, but never via chat or e-mail.
- Neither bunq, nor the authorities would ever ask for your personal information or login credentials via SMS, phone, or third party messenger.
How to avoid phishing scams?
Don’t follow suspicious links sent to you via different channels without first checking whether they are legitimate.
If you want to check whether you have outstanding debt to the tax authorities, you can visit one of the following online platforms:
◽️ Mijn Belastingdienst
◽️ Mijn Belastingdienst Zakelijk
◽️ Mijn Toeslagen
More information can be found on the Belastingdienst’s official website
What should I do if I receive a phishing message like the one described here?
If you stumble upon a Belastingdienst scam, please:
- Don’t engage the fraudsters
- Report the case to us via our report form, so that we can take further actions immediately
- You can also report the case to the Belastingdienst here
Want to learn more? Explore more bunq knowledge here 🌈