Scammers start using relatives to steal money from Russians 09:08

Scammers began using their chosen victim’s relatives to pressure the person and force him to transfer his money to a “safe account”. It was reported by the newspaper “News“.

The new scheme looks like this – first, a fake bank employee calls the victim and offers to transfer his money to a “safe account”, allegedly because they are in danger. If the person refuses, the scammer calls their closest relatives, such as their parents or spouse. Phone numbers of family members can be found on social networks, leaked databases, and other open sources.

The scammer convinces the relative that the threat is real and asks him to impress the victim. Thus, a person is affected on two fronts at once, which increases the chances of a successful theft of funds.

“This is a very dangerous form of fraud, as it allows you to quickly select a weak link – for example, an elderly and socially maladjusted relative – based on the data,” says Ashot Hovhannisyan, founder of the DLBI data leak intelligence and darknet monitoring service. . The expert added that in the near future, this plan could evolve into a more sophisticated type of deception, in the form of an attack on the victim’s entire family through various channels, including instant messaging programs and e-mail.

Formerly we talked about itPhotos of documents on WhatsApp can be stolen by scammers.

Source: Gazeta


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