A scammer is currently posing as a judicial officer under the pseudonyms ‘Lucas Jacobs’ en ‘Johan Peeters’. This scammer sends e-mails to unsuspecting citizens on behalf of the National Chamber of Judicial Officers. They are notified that they still have to pay an invoice. If they don’t pay on time, their goods will allegedly be garnished. This is a form of internet fraud. So, don’t pay!
Did you receive this e-mail? Then file a complaint with the police as soon as possible. You can also contact the reporting center of the Federal Public Service Economy.
Have you been contacted by a judicial officer, but are you unsure about his legitimacy? Then follow this step-by-step plan:
- Consult the overview of the already known scammers, who pose as judicial officers.
- Consult the overview of all judicial officers on the website of the National Chamber of Judicial Officers.
- Always examine the account number thoroughly. A Belgian judicial officer will never ask you to deposit into a foreign bank account number. A legitimate bank account number always starts with ‘BE’.
- A judicial officer will never suddenly start legal proceedings against you. Before there can be a possible garnishment, a legitimate judicial officer has already sent several letters, visited you at your home address and left official documents.
Do you have any questions about this or do you want to report a false judicial officer? Contact the National Chamber of Judicial Officers via firstname.lastname@example.org.