Be aware of phone scams!

Be aware of phone scams!

Recently we were informed by police that many young people with an international background are being digitally scammed. They receive a call from “a government agency” and are told that they are on an international arrest warrant list. The “employee” on the line often has a lot of personal information such as a social security number (BSN) and therefore sounds credible. This “employee” wants to help the victim to get them off this list. For this, they ask to install TeamViewer or Anydesk. With this software, the scammer can look at the bank details and transfer money to another account without any notice.

This is a scam, no government agency will contact you by phone.


What to do in this situation?

Hang up immediately. Even when in doubt. Sometimes scammers will give you a phone number, but this is fake as well. Always look up the correct number yourself and wait until you get someone on the line with whom you can verify the call. Please inform your family, friends and acquaintances about this scam and warn them.

Have you experienced this? You are not alone. Call your bank immediately and report it to the police. Call +31-34 357 8844 for an appointment, read the leaflet, or visit for more information.