Found a way to protect Russians from telephone scams

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The Central Bank intends to collect from banks all phone numbers by which they contact the clients to protect Russians from fraudulent calls. About it writes “Kommersant” with reference to the letter of the regulator “On combating credit fraud.”

It is as rooms that are used for incoming calls from clients and phones for outgoing calls from the Bank. All of the rooms, the regulator intends to collect up to 30 may. After that, they will be transferred to the operators, so they can block calls scams.

The Central Bank explained that the list of all phone numbers needed for the preparation of guarding against fraud. The regulator is working in this direction in agreement with the Ministry of communications and operators. The process also involved Roskomnadzor, the Ministry of interior and the largest credit institution of the country.

The regulator is thinking about measures to protect Bank customers from fraud in connection with the massive theft of funds from individuals at the end of 2018 — beginning of 2019. For theft, the scammers have changed the client number, called the Bank and after the answering machine has received data about the account balance and recent transactions. Then using the same spoofing numbers, but this time the Bank, they called a potential victim, can then use this data to cause her confidence, and learned CVV codes and other information of Bank customers. In 2018, the damage caused by such theft amounted to 1.4 billion rubles, or 1.4 times more than in 2017.

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