The most harmless thing that attackers are capable of is to insult in response to the one who decided to troll them, but a prankster can be taken further. For example, try to “drive” through all possible forms of deception or use your phone number as a substitute for calling potential victims.
The lawyer advises not to enter into a dialogue with scammers, but simply hang up.
According to the Bank of Russia, in November it blocked more than 110,000 fraudulent numbers. This is the highest figure since 2019. In total, about 500 thousand subscribers have been blocked since the beginning of the year, which is almost 2.7 times more than in the same period of 2021. For nine months, scammers managed to steal more than 10 billion rubles from bank customers; this figure also set a record in annual terms.