Some members of the community are receiving telephone calls on their Belgian mobile numbers, with an automated voice in English with an accent saying that their ID card has been fraudulently misused, and inviting you to press 1 for further information. The number latterly used has been 0496 64 16 76.

If you receive such a call you are advised to terminate the call. NEVER give out information about your bank details, identity card, national insurance number over the phone.

You can report the caller’s number to the FPS Economy via

The official Belgian Police website for advice on suspicious calls/websites –

Advice on getting calls from an unknown number including advice on how to block a caller

Further tips on internet/communication safety

Although this appears to be occurring to members of our community in Belgium the tips and advice on are useful throughout the AOR.