La Louvière: more and more often, how to avoid online scams?

Beware of online scams. They are breeding! The La Louviere police released their statistics. Internet fraud has jumped 50% since 2018.

It must be said that these scams are easy for scammers. After COVID, thieves realized they could work remotely. Computer, Internet connection, and you can almost safely collect money. In any case, it is less dangerous than breaking a window and robbing a house.

The most common course of action is when someone lists a product for sale, the scammer shows interest and says they want to use the delivery service. An accomplice pretends to be a courier, calls the victim, introduces him into trust and steals his bank details.

How to protect yourself from such scammers?

You must never disclose your personal data, your access codes. Especially over the phone. If you have ever been wallowed in flour, go file a complaint as soon as possible. If you are fast enough, there is a way to block the payment and therefore get your money back. To do this, you need to go to the website ma and fill out the form. You have 48 to 72 hours to do this.

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