According to the expert, all telephone scammers can be divided into two categories. The first call people with almost no preparation, with minimal knowledge about the victim. These attackers have a fortunate coincidence of circumstances. But the latter collect information about the victim beforehand, the lawyer claims.
The former only have stolen databases (from the same banks) in their hands. Others first profile the victim. For example, scammers carefully study social networks.
“They know the composition of the family, the place of work or pension status, the car number. They also know the real place of residence of the person, and not just his registration. And, of course, the fraudsters know where bank is the person”. how he keeps his money and what his financial situation is,” Soloviev quotes Sputnik radio.
Why is that profile needed? Know a person’s vulnerabilities. In this case, it is possible to build a complex and effective deception scheme, the lawyer concluded.