The Central Bank instructed how to identify phone scammers
Specialists of the Central Bank listed ‘red flags’ that can be used to detect a phone fraudster.
So, citizens are urged to get suspicious if a ‘bank’ allegedly calls with a generous offer: prizes, payments, lucrative offers and so on. Also, you should be aware of a persistent request to perform some actions with the account, phone or card.
An unexpected call or SMS from a stranger should also alert you. It does not matter how the scammer introduces himself as – an employee of a bank, police or store. If the dialogue is based on the topic of money transfer and the interlocutor asks to make this transfer to some ‘secure account’ under any pretext, pay a certain tax, fine, pay a deposit, make an advance payment and so on – this is also a sure sign that you are being deceived.
The caller can try to find out details of the bank card: certain numbers, PIN-code, personal data and the code from the SMS. And, of course, a telephone fraudster can put moral pressure: he requires to urgently report personal data or make a decision on the transfer of funds.
Translated by Elizaveta O. Ovchinnikova