In social networks, people complain of new fraudon behalf of the mythical "financial security services" or "Sberbank". The scam is simple, as well as all ingenious, so many fall for this bait, moreover, regardless of age and wealth level.
Suddenly a person calls peopleemployees of Sberbank or a unified in nature unified financial security service. It comes from a room that looks like a bank. Reporting a suspicious charge of money, they propose to cancel the operation. To begin with, fraudsters check all the data of the “client”, where he made purchases and how much money remained.
They provide a lot of real information aboutperson, including his last name, first name, patronymic name, passport number, and so on. Swindlers really know a lot about who they call. During a conversation on a person an avalanche of family names and solid posts. The conversation uses rigorous language with repeated use of the word “security”, which they allegedly seek to provide. When a person softens and trusts, they ask him for the code from the SMS confirming the transfer, in fact, to the fraudsters. It will be filed as canceling the erroneous transaction.
In some cases, instead of asking codecustomer word. After all, if the scammers have all the passport data of a person, like a person representing a financial structure, then for operations on his card they lack just a code word. And some credit organizations, if they have this word, provide by telephone data on transactions and account balances.
Where do scammers get personal informationpeople? There are a lot of sources. For example, passport data are programmatically copied from the internal databases of sites that collect such information, but protect it poorly. These can be lotteries, online games, dating sites, and so on. You can also steal data through phishing applications and websites that copy ticket services or online banks. Sometimes information about documents is “drained” by the banks themselves, collectors and travel agencies.
It happens that passport scans are onlinefree access, for example, in attachments to dialogues or group chats, as well as in social networks. The scammers, if necessary, freely crack e-mails, removing from the letters anything that may come in handy for scams. For example, the cards of which other banks have a victim. As you can see, there are a lot of ways to collect personal data.
ROCIT hotline has already received more than a hundredappeals related to this scam. Experts point out that they voluntarily give the scammers a lot of information: regardless of age, status in society, and the devices they use. Anyone can be a victim.
And to return the funds in such a situationunreal, because a person calls a code or word voluntarily. Therefore, for your own protection, it is important not to tell anyone any code word, code or SMS, no matter where they call you. As well as the CVC-code on the back of the card or its full number.
If someone called you better hang up andcall the real hot line of your bank. This is the only way to make sure that you really communicate with the real employees of your credit institution.