Phone scammers have developed a new method of theft of funds from Bank accounts of Russians. Expert on competitive intelligence Yevgeny Yushchuk said URA.RU how to avoid becoming a victim of fraud.
Earlier URA.RU reported that now the attackers was informed by telephone that the Bank allegedly received a statement of account closures and trying to find out information cards, offering to transfer funds to a secure account. Experts believe that this new scheme is more dangerous than the previous one. This is due to the fact that banks do sometimes call customers with a similar request for account closure.
“We need to remember that the Bank never will ask. You just need to hang up. If you have any doubts, it is necessary to call the phone number listed on the back of the card, and make sure your funds are all right,” said Yushchuk.
According to him, the method that is used by scammers is called “social engineering”. Its purpose is to ensure that people reported to need data on the phone. As the expert noted, the attackers do not despair and come up with new methods of intimidation. He noted that, unfortunately, not all Russians know how to identify a fraudster.
In 2019 it was recorded 2.5 million complaints of fraud, reports “national news service”. It is about the way, when the attackers called clients on behalf of the Bank.