Scammers began to offer Russians "covid" payments on behalf of the Central Bank

Scammers began to offer Russians "covid" payments on behalf of the Central Bank
Scammers began to offer Russians "covid" payments on behalf of the Central Bank
5 February 2021, 09:58Society
Scammers have come up with a new trick to deceive Russians. On behalf of the Bank of Russia, they began to offer to receive a payment in order to support citizens during the coronavirus pandemic. Steps are being taken to block the fraudulent site.

Attackers under the guise of advertising are spreading information on the social network Facebook that Russians are entitled to material support, RIA Novosti reports. In their message, they use the symbols of the Central Bank. When you click on the link specified in the message, an order of January 20, 2021, signed by "Deputy Chief Tullin D.V.". The Central Bank has already confirmed that the site is fraudulent and clarified that they do not make payments to citizens.

The document refers to a kind of "one-time payment at the expense of a social payment from the Central Office of the Bank of the Russian Federation".

"The social payment is aimed at maintaining the economic situation of citizens at the time of the COVID-2019 epidemic", - the fraudsters say and indicate the amount of such a false payment: "1000-5000 Russian rubles for each family member". Moreover, the amount, according to them, "depends on the needs that are studied based on your expenses".

To get this money, scammers offer to enter bank card details, including the CVC code.

"This site is fraudulent. The Bank of Russia is taking the necessary steps to block this website", - the Central Bank said.

The regulator reminded that a bill developed together with the Ministry of Digital Industry will allow to quickly block such resources. The document will be considered by the State Duma in the second reading.

Earlier, we recall, it became known about new methods of illegal earnings for scammers exploiting the topic of vaccination against coronavirus. Attackers sell vaccines in non-existent online stores, allegedly offer to receive a subsidy for the purchase of vaccines, sell vaccination certificates and similar false documents.

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