In the spring of this year, large Russian banks recorded a surge in the activity of telephone fraudsters. This was reported to RBC by representatives of VTB, Post Bank, Raiffeisenbank and Otkritie.

Post Bank noted a sharp increase in fraudulent activity using social engineering, VTB – a twofold increase in the number of attempts to steal client funds, Raiffeisenbank – an increase in the number of calls from fake security services. Otkritie also reports an increase in fraudulent theft attempts.

A representative of the Bank of Russia did not answer the question whether he was recording a surge in fraud. He urged not to disclose bank card details to strangers, not to transfer money to their account and not to issue loans at their direction.

About who should fight the problem by extorting money from the accounts of Russians – in the material of “Kommersant FM”.