Monday, November 14, 2011

Costs of fraud by phishing at banks doubles in 2011

The Dutch Bankers Association today starts a campaign to increase awareness of consumers that they shouldn't fall for the numerous phishing mails that flood their inbox. The reason is the fraudnumbers in banking. After the first half year of 2011, the fraud by onlinebanking had already succeeded that fraud over 2010 (9 million euro). And similarly, the number of phishing incidents in this first half year amounted to 2418 while over the whole year 2010 this number was 1383.

The NVB has also renewed the website VeiligBankieren.NL; a website that I personally helped come into existence in 2005, as it was clear that awareness on the risks of e-banking required timely communication. This still is the case and thus the campaign/trailer below was developed. It will air extensively the coming days. The commercial shows the physical equivalent of phishing and warns consumers not to open fake-mail from their bank.