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Watch out for fake ‘Independer’ competition 

2 January 2018

A scam email is doing the rounds posing to come from Independer, the leading comparison website for health insurance in the Netherlands.

The email is about a fake online competition offering the winner a free health insurance for one year. The message has the typical Independer house style. Here’s an example (click to enlarge):

Independer has posted a warning about this fake competition.

Our advice
The senders of this scam email are trying to collect personal data by promising a prize or a voucher as part of a ‘competition’. They know that people are usually prepared to disclose their personal information if they get something in return. It is unclear what these data will be used for.

People who respond may receive (unsollicited) advertisements or have their data sold to dubious organisations. What they can be sure of is that they will never receive any prize.