25 May 2018
Did you have a phone call with our digital telephone assistant?
Have you received a phone call from ING? And was it a computer voice that spoke to you? Then you had our digital telephone assistant on the line. What is it used for?
More financial security, fewer surprises
At ING we are always on the lookout for ways to assist you even better. That is why we now use a digital telephone assistant who can conduct personalised phone conversations with the aid of artificial intelligence. Together with the digital assistant we are helping our customers with financial difficulties to better monitor their late payments. Because this leads to more transparency, and because it becomes easier to keep track of personal finances, there are fewer surprises. In addition, we offer our customers the opportunity to avoid the undesirable consequences of defaulting on payments by promptly paying off their outstanding debts.
A short and efficient conversation
When you have the digital telephone assistant on the line, they will start by introducing themselves and will then greet you personally. During the conversation, they will propose various options to regularise your financial situation. After the call, you will receive a text message confirming your choice. This is non-binding, but is purely to serve as a reminder that helps you better monitor your debts.
The digital telephone assistant meets all safety requirements. For example, you will only receive calls between 8 a.m. and 8 p.m., from the number +32 2 588 92 52. The confirmation text message will be sent from the number +32 460 20 19 83.
The conversation itself will involve only a warning to pay debts. You will never be asked to provide information that your bank already has, so never share your PIN, your profile code, password or account number.
If, during the phone call, you get the feeling that there is something strange going on or you are unsure whether you have ING’s real digital telephone assistant on the line, please send an e-mail immediately to email@example.com.