Beware, warns council

Fraud, scam
Photo credit: Gerd Altmann (Pixabay)

Don’t use to make an appointment at City Hall.

The Eindhoven Municipality issued this warning yesterday. “Don’t make an appointment to renew your driving license or passport via,” reads their website. “Residents of several municipalities have been scammed by this website.”

This website charges €19,95 to make an appointment with the municipality of Eindhoven. The site then never passes these appointments on to the council. “Making an appointment with the Eindhoven city council is always free of charge. You can do so via We advise victims of fraud to report this to the police.”

According to the Opgelicht? website, several councils across the country sent out twitter warnings about this. As did Eindhoven. The tweet reads, “Beware! Don’t make an appointment to renew your driving license or passport via! The City of Eindhoven doesn’t have a contract with this website.”

Opgelight? is a Dutch TV program. It reports exclusively on the latest scams and gives warnings and tips. Their website explains that seems to be a service provider. It helps people with certain administrative tasks. They advise against using this service.

“You pay for something that you can arrange yourself, free of charge. You then also don’t have to provide personal information to a third party. There’s also no proof that paid-for appointments are passed on to the municipality.”

“For us, this is reason enough to recommend you to stay away from this site,” reads the site.

Source: Eindhoven City Council

Translator: Melinda Walraen

Your advertisement here.
Previous articleDutch economy shrinks by 8.5%
Next articleFunding received for 2,000+ low/medium-cost homes

No posts to display


Please enter your comment!
Please enter your name here