MOSCOW, February 16 – RIA Novosti. The Bank of Russia opposes the proposal of some credit institutions to block customer accounts for a long period to combat fraudsters, Artem Sychev, First Deputy Head of the Information Security Department of the regulator, said in an interview with RIA Novosti. “We also do not approve of the idea of transferring data on the client through whom we tried to withdraw money. directly to the client whom they tried to rob, “he added.
According to Sychev, “these are legally incorrect constructions” that create additional significant risks.
“But the fact that it (the fight against the withdrawal of stolen money. – Ed. Note) requires improvement – yes, of course, and we are constantly in dialogue with banks to find possible options,” – said the agency's interlocutor.
Last summer, the Association of Russian Banks (ADB) proposed to freeze bank transfers received by potential fraudsters for 25 days, as well as transfer their personal data to victims so that they have a better chance of returning the stolen goods.