How exactly telephone scammers have been acting most often lately, the Ministry of Internal Affairs of Russia told.
According to the police, the funds disappear from the bank accounts of Russians after calls from the bank’s false employees offering to issue an online application for a loan or transfer all savings to a “protected” account, allegedly due to attempts to write off by fraudsters. “The most common types of such thefts are those committed under the guise of bank employees – by filling out an online application for a loan on behalf of a bank client.
At the same time, bank card details and passwords from CMC messages received from the victim of the crime are used to withdraw funds from the victim’s account to accounts controlled by the attackers, “TASS quotes the explanations of the press center of the Ministry of Internal Affairs of Russia.
Another method popular now among scammers, according to police officers, is stealing funds under the guise of law enforcement officers. “The attackers steal money, convincing the victims that their bank accounts have been compromised and in order to save the funds, they urgently need to be transferred to the so-called reserve accounts, which are in fact controlled by the criminals,” the Interior Ministry added.
In addition, the press center continued, IT thefts are committed by sending orders to banks to transfer money to accounts controlled by criminals. “The client of the bank has no desire to carry out such a money transfer, but the scammers create and send to the banks a payment order with the connivance of the misled client,” the police explained.
According to the statistics of the Ministry of Internal Affairs of Russia, for 7 months of 2021, almost 320 thousand IT crimes were registered, which is 16 percent more than in the same period last year. At the same time, almost 127 thousand crimes were committed using mobile communications, 104 thousand – using bank cards.
We will remind, on the eve of the Russians were warned about a new method of fraud using the site of state services.