Scammers have found new ways to steal money from Russians

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In connection with the coronavirus pandemic, scammers have found new ways to steal money from Russians. About it write “news” with reference to the ranking of the onf project “For the rights of borrowers.”

The project experts analyzed more than 140 thousand of mails with complaints about the actions of fraudsters. Based on these data, published from 29 March to 15 may, and has compiled a ranking of the most common schemes that criminals use during a pandemic.

It turned out that almost one in five (19 per cent) complains about informing on penalties for violation of the measures-isolation and universal passes.

In second place (15 percent) proposals for assistance in obtaining material assistance from the state. Criminals are assured that using their services, Russians are guaranteed support from the budget. Third most common method of fraud — creating phishing sites to pay utility bills. This method was found in 10 percent of complaints.

In the fourth place (9 per cent) complaints about the proposal to fix credit history. Five (8%) most popular way of cheating is to receive notification of emergency hospitalization of the family and the need to transfer money to pay for medical care.

Experts believe that this distribution of complaints is due to the fact that the regime of restrictions, many Russians are trying to reduce their costs and strive to maintain their old way of life by using the tools that are available on the Internet. In addition, more services goes into remote mode.

Previously the Bank discovered a new fraud scheme, appeared in the midst of a pandemic of mers. Among the new methods — scheme with bogus recruitment agencies that offer manpower on distance for a fee, as well as the scenario with the VAT return in which victims independently transfer money for the criminals. In addition, the attackers began to use the shares of well-known brands, and offer to get in on the action to get the money.

Video, photo All from Russia.

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