Netherlands: Online fraud complaints reach 28.000 in 2013

Thursday 23 January 2014 11:51 CET | News

The number of reported online fraud complaints has more than tripled in the Netherlands in 2013 reaching around 28.000, a recent report indicates.

According to online media outlet Fraudehelpdesk, the majority involved phishing cases, where fraudsters send a seemingly official email to try and gain access to consumers banking details. The other cases mainly involved offers of lottery winnings or other prizes that first required the consumer to make a payment or hand over personal information.

The same source estimates the 28,000 complaints are only the tip of the iceberg, with no more than 10 % of fraud attempts actually reported.

Free Headlines in your E-mail

Every day we send out a free e-mail with the most important headlines of the last 24 hours.

Subscribe now

Keywords: Netherlands, online fraud complaints, 2013, online fraud
Categories: Fraud & Financial Crime
Countries: World
This article is part of category

Fraud & Financial Crime

Industry Events