MOSCOW, February 16 – RIA Novosti. Fraudsters in Russia are increasingly trying to force their victims to transfer money to them outside their bank so that the credit institution cannot prevent theft, this is a serious challenge to combat such crimes, Artyom Sychev, First Deputy Head of the Information Security Department of the Central Bank of the Russian Federation, said in an interview with RIA Novosti. “It is worrying that the attackers are already well aware that if all this fraudulent activity goes through payment systems, then it is most likely to be stopped on the side of the bank,” he said.
Therefore, now, according to him, scammers, using the old pretext of allegedly threatening money in the account, or according to another legend, are trying to provoke a client to come to the branch, withdraw their money and then send it to the attacker through a payment terminal or ATM of another bank.
“And thus, the bank that serves this client just sees the withdrawal of money, but where the money went, he does not know. And this is a serious challenge that requires a separate study on our side and on the side of banks,” said the representative Central Bank.