Fake e-mails in circulation about coronavirus
At the moment, fake e-mails are circulating in the Netherlands, and worldwide, promising more information about the coronavirus.
These are an attempt by criminals to infect recipients with malicious software or to obtain personal information.
The fake e-mails that are circulating in the Netherlands look as if they come from the National Institute for Public Health and the Environment (RIVM). RIVM advises the Dutch government on the coronavirus.
Report and delete the fake e-mail immediately
If you receive an e-mail from the RIVM or from Avans that looks like the picture below, do not click anything.
Report phishing mails (fake e-mail) of this type immediately to ServicePunt or the IT Services Helpline (088 - 525 8888) and send the e-mail to firstname.lastname@example.org. This will enable us to respond quickly and take measures to prevent damage. Delete the fake e-mail immediately after you have forwarded it to us.
On veiligheid.avans.nl you will find the following page: ‘Eerste hulp bij digitale veiligheid’. Learn more about recognising fake e-mails and other phishing activities.