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What tricks do scammers use to steal victims’ personal data



The expert explained that, as a rule, attackers get their hands on such personal data as name and phone number. However, sometimes, when calling, criminals can call the last card digits, transactions carried out for a month, and even passport data. Scammers get this information from leaks, thanks to hacking or bribery of bank employees. Most often, this data is used in the “call from bank support” scenario.

Kostikov also recalled that fraudsters can use other attack scenarios. They can pretend to be a district police officer, an employee of microfinance organizations, etc. The expert advised to be more careful if the phone receives suspicious calls, SMS messages, notifications.

In addition, the specialist advised to buy goods on the Internet using a special card, and not a salary card, create different mailboxes for different actions on the Internet, use different strong passwords, not share personal information on the Internet, download programs from official websites or app stores, pay attention to the rights that the application is requesting.

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