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Central Bank: telephone scammers come up with a new scheme

Central Bank: telephone scammers come up with a new scheme
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The Central Bank has warned of a new phone fraud scheme. Now the cybercriminals are reporting the institution of criminal cases against banks' clients at the initiative of the Bank of Russia.

According to the press service of the regulator, the callers are presented as employees of the Ministry of Internal Affairs and other law enforcement agencies in an attempt to obtain personal data of clients. The bank recalled that it does not submit applications to law enforcement agencies without the consent of its clients.

At the end of last year, telephone scammers began to offer the most attractive banking products.   

In 2020, telephone and online scammers lured away from Russians 150 billion... In February last year, the Central Bank of the Russian Federation announced the amount of funds that telephone scammers steal from their victims. "Average check" such criminals are 10-15 thousand rubles per call. 

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