Sberbank Warns Customers to Be Wary Of Scammers

Fraudsters have begun to use new schemes to deceive Russians and steal money from their bank cards, said Stanislav Kuznetsov, deputy chairman of the board of Sberbank.

“If earlier fraudsters could quickly talk on the phone, immediately persuade the victim to transfer money, now the level of cyber literacy of Russians and technical means of protection has increased. Of course, it is becoming more and more difficult for fraudsters to achieve their goals,” Kuznetsov said in an interview with RIA Novosti.

Now scammers are resorting to a new way of deceiving citizens under the guise of employment. In particular, a certain “recruiter” appears who offers to get a high-paying position, Russian media write.

The fraudster has been persuading the victims for a long time, communicating with him for several days, and may even conduct a video interview, Kuznetsov explained.

And many people believe that they have been hired by a good company with a high salary.

“The person himself, within two to three weeks, provides all the information about himself – passport data, bank accounts, autobiography, information about relatives. Then, people are asked to provide bank card details, where they will allegedly transfer their salaries.” Kuznetsov said.

“Then the logical result is the theft of money from the account or the card. Such “patient” fraud very often recently achieves its goals.” he added.