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Samsung Pay users urged to be vigilant – Rossiyskaya Gazeta

Date: May 20, 2024 Time: 08:48:38

“As of April 3, Russian users can no longer make contactless payments in the Samsung Pay payment service with Mir cards. Their addition to Samsung Pay is no longer available and previously saved cards are removed from the application. The The departure of a popular payment system from the country will certainly attract the attention of scammers,” reports the telegram channel Cyber ​​Police Bulletin.

It should be noted that scammers may call on behalf of a bank employee and warn that funds in accounts linked to Samsung Pay are blocked. Then offer your “help,” which means requesting payment account and bank card information.

A flood of calls from scammers was recorded after Apple Pay was blocked in March 2022

Another deception method that scammers can use is to send an ad with an offer to add a card to Samsung Pay in some secret or unofficial way. In this case, they can receive both bank card data and access to the bank client’s personal account.

The cyber police explain how they were able to predict the next activity of scammers at this address: “All these schemes were registered after the blocking of Apple Pay in March 2022. Then the Russians received thousands of calls with various offers, from “funds savings”. “In the account for remote registration of bank cards with the possibility of contactless payment from smartphones. In the conversation, the criminals scared the Russians with the loss of money and demanded that they make an urgent decision, without giving them time to evaluate the proposal,” the Interior Ministry recalled.

These are the protection methods offered by cyber police.

To protect yourself from scammers, they advise you to be careful and not trust suspicious calls and messages. If you have any questions, it is better not to discuss this with strangers, but to call your bank’s support service yourself using a trusted number. This number is always placed on the bank card.

“We also recommend not revealing your personal data to strangers, not sending scans or photographs of documents or payment cards in messages, not leaving information about yourself on public resources and not filling out dubious forms,” ​​emphasizes the cyber police. .

It is equally important to verify transactions and periodically monitor financial transactions, follow the news and recommendations of banks and operators to ensure security when switching to other payment systems.

“In addition, it is necessary to use antivirus software for smartphones, not to download programs from unofficial markets and not to trust people who offer services to activate Mir cards in the Samsung Pay system,” concluded the specialized department of the Ministry of the Interior.

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