If you have received an email from the SVB and you do not trust it
Let us know immediately by forwarding the suspicious email you received to: firstname.lastname@example.org. We will then see whether it is genuine or a 'phishing' email.
The online services the SVB provides are subject to high-level protection and security. Nonethless, it can happen that swindlers send false emails that look like emails from the SVB.
What is 'phishing'?
'Phishing' is angling (fishing) for login information and personal details, via social media and by sending emails. People are asked to log on to a fake website that looks almost exactly like a real website, such as the website of DigiD or a bank. If you log on, your login information is sent immediately to the criminal behind the scam, who may then try to empty your bank account or claim benefit payments using your personal information.
How to avoid becoming a victim of a phishing email
- Never click on a link in an email you do not trust, and do not open attachments to suspicious emails
- Carefully check to whom you give your personal information
- Make sure your antivirus programme and firewall are updated to the latest version
- If logging in to the SVB feels different than usual in any way, do not log in and terminate the connection.
- Check the web address. Fake websites often have incorrect addresses. For example, they may contain spelling errors.