'Green lock makes Tikkie fraud child's play'

Criminals effortlessly add a green lock in the address bar of phishing websites that allow consumers to extract data. Especially with a new form of internet scam, Tikkie fraud, this false sense of security is used in a practical way. This is shown by research of the television program Kassa. Kassa could buy a domain name with banks and tikkie in the name, for example Mijntikkie

Criminals effortlessly add a green lock in the address bar of phishing websites that allow consumers to extract data. Especially with a new form of internet scam, Tikkie fraud, this false sense of security is used in a practical way. This is shown by research of the television program Kassa.

Kassa could buy a domain name with banks and tikkie in the name, for example Mijntikkie.nl, which in a sample was chosen by consumers the most as the real site of Tikkie.

In order to ensure that you are not a victim of tick fraud, you must know exactly whether the domain name of the website you are on is correct, and not a name that is very similar to the real one.

Criminals can even install and use the official mobile banking app, such as the ABN Amro app, with the data obtained through a neptikie of their victim. For example, they can earn large sums by transferring money from the mobile banking app or directly with contactless payment, without the victim knowing this.

The Fraud Help Desk has already received 167 reports of fraud with false payment links this year. As a result, detectors lost 59, 556 euros in total. About dozens of reports have been received about fraud with fake tikkies in particular.