Central Bank calls for additional checks of cash deposit at ATMs

Control over the replenishment of cards through ATMs, as well as through terminals with the function of accepting cash, needs to be strengthened. This was announced on Wednesday, September 22, at the Bank of Russia.

“Additional attention to the anti-fraud procedure is required due to the fact that attackers use schemes that provoke potential victims to deposit funds into the accounts of attackers through terminals (ATMs), including those with the function of accepting cash. Thus, anti-fraud will be applied to all incoming payments, including transfers through terminals, “- quoted by the Central Bank of RBC.

Earlier, on September 2, Deputy Minister Alexei Moiseev said that the Ministry of Finance is working on a mechanism to simplify the interaction of credit institutions, the Central Bank of Russia and law enforcement agencies.

He noted that it is proposed to legally enable the Bank of Russia and the Ministry of Internal Affairs to respond promptly to information about fraud and quickly receive a court decision to block further actions. Moiseev added that it is necessary “to slow down the money until they have gone far.”

On April 16, the Ministry of Finance announced work on legislative measures to return money to victims of fraudsters. In Russia, a low level of return of funds stolen by fraudsters to bank customers is recorded, because cybercriminals use social engineering methods to convince their victims to voluntarily give them confidential data. If the client himself gave out this information, then the bank, according to the law, has the right not to return the lost funds to him.

During 2020, the number of transactions without the consent of bank clients increased by 34%, to 773 thousand. At the same time, the volume of money stolen from Russians increased 1.5 times – to 9.8 billion rubles. According to the data of the Bank of Russia, on average 11,400 rubles were stolen from individual clients last year, and 347,800 rubles from legal entities.

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