As told to “Izvestia” head of the Association for the development of financial literacy in the Central Bank Andrey Paranich, in recent weeks, the scammers call the Russians on behalf of the airlines with the offer to refund flights cancelled due to coronavirus. The attackers try to lure your Bank card data that supposedly is needed for the refund. In turn, the banking community know about this fraud scheme. This was confirmed by Sberbank, Gazprombank, “the Opening” banks “absolute” and “Zenith”.
Why the crisis increases the risk of becoming a victim of financial fraud
Panic because the fashion industry makes people less vigilant, says head of anti-fraud Center for applied security systems company “infosistemy Dzhet” Alexey Sizov. Besides, people want to return back the money for cancelled flights, but the airlines themselves are reluctant to do so. When you suggest a way to recover the money, many people do not analyze who’s calling and misleading credit card.
After the attacker puts all the data in the card, including CVC code, he can use them to make purchases in the online store at someone else’s expense or transfer money through money transfers from card to card.
the Central Bank keep track of new scenarios of social engineering, however, information about the fraud refund for the cancelled flight controller said. In any case, the Russians encouraged under any pretext not to provide your personal information and Bank cards to others, said the Bank of Russia. The airline is required to call personally and clarify all the questions.