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Date: March 24, 2023 Time: 03:15:06

But there was no grandson.

“Udmurtskaya Pravda” reports: “United Day of Fraud Prevention took place in Izhevsk. It was organized by the Department of the Ministry of Internal Affairs of Russia for Izhevsk and the National Bank of Udmurtia in Izhevsk.”

There is serious cause for concern: only last year more than two thousand criminal cases were initiated in the republic for the acts of mobile fraud. How to deal with? Law enforcement officers give simple advice: do not answer calls from unknown numbers, ignore dubious SMS messages, “profitable” offers in emails.

There are some pretty funny cases. An old woman received a call and was informed that her grandson had an accident and in order to resolve the situation, it is necessary to transfer money to the specified bank account. The woman, without delay, transferred the money to the attackers and only after that she turned to the police. Then it turned out: she, too, did not have a grandson …

Now the attackers have devised a new form of mobile fraud. They introduce themselves as bank employees and say that against the background of the current sanctions against Russia, it would be more profitable to transfer their savings to a safe Bank of Russia account. You should not follow such “good advice” in any case. Often people transfer not only their savings to scammers, but also apply for a bank loan. And even when bank employees, realizing that something was wrong, try to dissuade a client from making a dangerous transaction, people do not respond to any persuasion. And they lose their savings.

87 thousand rubles will not return

Yury Baimachev, an authorized officer of the Department of the Ministry of Internal Affairs of Russia for the city of Izhevsk, told a correspondent for the newspaper Udmurtskaya Pravda about a similar situation. The police visited the store, where shortly before, the customer fell into the trap of phone scammers.

“I immediately realized that something was wrong here, I tried to persuade the woman to interrupt the conversation, but she did not respond to the persuasion,” the deputy director of the supermarket, Natalya Tarasova, told them, and she witnessed a conversation. between the victim and the scammers. -Being absolutely sure that she was talking to a bank employee, she continued to transfer money over and over again in small amounts to the account that the scammers dictated to her. As a result, she gave the attackers more than 87 thousand rubles. Later, she turned to the police and she is still sure that the stolen money will definitely return to her bank card, which is almost impossible. So gullible and naive…

If earlier it was believed that the elderly were the most vulnerable category, now, according to the information security department of the Bank of Russia, people from 28 to 55 years old have become the main category of citizens who suffer from the actions of the phone scammers. This is explained by the fact that they actively use mobile devices not only as a means of communication, but also for various financial transactions. And this significantly shortens the path for fraudsters to achieve their criminal objective.

Be careful!

As a result of the Single Fraud Prevention Day, police officers held explanatory talks with 1,300 Izhevsk residents. All of them were given preventive notes, in which the five main signs of telephone fraud were indicated.

1. Any unexpected call, text or email is a reason to be careful.

2. You are delighted by a sudden profit or frightened by the imminent loss of money. Strong emotions hinder vigilance.

3. You are under emotional pressure, rushing to act quickly so you don’t have time to think about everything.

4. They offer to receive compensation or invest in an investment project.

5. They ask you for personal information, card information, passwords and codes…

cyber security lesson

Krasnoyarsk Rostelecom held an interactive lesson on cybersecurity, the Krasnoyarsk Rabochiy newspaper (a content partner of Rossiyskaya Gazeta) reported.

The children listened to the lecture, watched videos on virtual threats, discussed and participated in a thematic quiz.

“Children 10-15 years old use devices, visit websites, communicate on social networks, but sometimes they do not even know what threats may exist in the digital environment. At the same time, it is not digital technologies that represent a danger”. , but people Our task is to teach children to be prudent on the Internet and give practical advice on how to avoid trouble, “said Vyacheslav Kovalev, head of information security at the Krasnoyarsk branch of Rostelecom.

The cybernetic lesson interested not only children, but also adults – teachers and educators of the orphanage. “The guys quickly plunged into the topic, actively answered questions and gave examples from their lives. This is good practice, it must continue,” says Ruslan Mokrousov, director of the Krasnoyarsk regional fund “Krasnoyarsk without orphans.”

forewarned is worth two

The Vecherniy Chelyabinsk newspaper reported: “More than 15,000 inhabitants of the southern Urals wrote Dictation on information security. Most of the participants received good marks: the average score was 73 out of 100.

Young people turned out to be the most active: students and schoolchildren under 18 years of age. In second place, Internet users from 35 to 44 years old. In addition to the residents of the Southern Urals, residents of the Sverdlovsk, Samara, Nizhny Novgorod and Leningrad regions approved the dictation.

– In the text of the dictation, situations are simulated that allow you to recognize fake sites and emails, signs of account hacking and other manifestations of suspicious “welfare” activity, said Ekaterina Davydova, Deputy Minister of Information Technology, Communications. and digital development of the Chelyabinsk region.”We are daily exposed to threats from online scammers on the Internet, which is why we conduct this type of training on a regular basis.

And the newspaper “Dvina 29” (Arkhangelsk) turned to readers with the following advice: “Parents should not remain indifferent to how their children spend time on the Internet.”

Hansen Taylor
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