Fraudsters withdraw money from the cards of IDPs from Donbas
16:43 / 15 Jan. 2016 / 305
The cases of fraud with another’s bank cards in Ukraine have become more frequent. Thus, it is often about the bank cards of IDPs and residents Donbas, who live on the uncontrolled territories. It was reported to the activists of “Restoring Donbas”.
Criminals call the numbers of their alleged victims. They know their name and card number in advance. They introduce themselves as employees of the bank. They attempt to find out CVV card (last three digits on the back of the card), expiration date and PIN-code on the grounds of verifying the information. Such cases have already occurred with IPDs, who are residing in Cherkassy region (Privatbank), as well as residents of Makeyevka (Oschadbank). After receiving the necessary data fraudsters almost immediately withdraw the money from another’s cards. In second case, it was extremely problematic for citizens to contact their bank and to visit one of its branches due to the current pass-entry system.
“Restoring Donbas” reminds – do not provide information on your bank cards to third parties, even if they know your name and introduce themselves as representatives of bank. Bank employees do not make calls and send messages, they do not ask their clients to name the number of credit card, expiration date, PIN-code or CVV, online banking password, and passwords, which were sent by SMS. If you call the bank, the employee can specify your mother’s maiden name or any other code word. However, bank employees do not call to clarify abovementioned information.
If you were offered to provide assistance via bank card, you would name only your card number. Efforts of finding out your card expiration date, CVV (three digits on the back of the card), PIN-code, the amount of money and the type of the card – one of the indicators of the fraud!
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