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Increase in Fraudulent Payment Requests by Banks, Tax Authorities, and CJIB in 2023

  • The number of fraud reports increased last year, with over 57,000 reports compared to over 51,000 the previous year.
  • There was a significant increase in reports of fake SMS messages, including WhatsApp messages, with nearly 16,000 reports compared to over 4,000 the previous year.
  • The Fraud Helpdesk received many reports of phishing SMS messages containing fake payment requests from banks, the Tax Authority, and the Central Judicial Collection Agency.
  • The most financial damage was caused by investment fraud, with over 20 million euros lost in 2023 compared to nearly 15 million euros the previous year.
  • Investment fraud remains the largest contributor to the total financial damage from fraud, with a total damage amount of over 44 million euros in 2023.

Source: taxlive.nl

Note that this post was (partially) written with the help of AI. It is always useful to review the original source material, and where needed to obtain (local) advice from a specialist.

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