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More bank cards began to be faked in Russia
At the end of 2019, the number of counterfeit bank cards increased by 57,2% in Russia. This is the highest growth rate among types of fraud.
According to the press service of the Ministry of Internal Affairs, the total number of crimes under the article "Fraud" increased by 14% and amounted to 219 thousand. RIA News, most of all, cases of forgery of bank cards increased - by 57,2% and fraud in the field of auto insurance - by 26,7%. Also, last year, fraudsters forged stamps and stamps - 15,3% more often.
According to law enforcement officers, over the past few years, criminals have increasingly reoriented themselves to fraud. There were 10,8% of such offenses of the total number of crimes. Moreover, more than half of them are carried out using the Internet and telephone.
New methods of card fraud appear regularly. So, last year, attackers became by all means possible to find out the code that comes to confirm the transfer from card to card. Also last year, scammers learned steal bonuses from bank cards of Russians - more than a thousand such attempts were recorded per month.