Theft from a mobile account
Purpose of criminals
Get access to your mobile account to steal money from it.
Attributes of fraud
- Scammers provoke you to top up your mobile account by inventing various reasons, from simulating a call from the bank's security service to problems when paying for your goods.
- You will get an SMS with a one-time password to confirm the payment.
- Scammers disguised as bank employees or buyers will call and ask for this password to allegedly solve the problem.
- Loss of money from your mobile account
How can one secure oneself?
Be careful when receiving calls from the bank. If you receive a call and the caller introduces themselves as a bank employee, call back to the official phone number specified in the agreement or on your bank card and report such a call. Never provide "buyers" or anyone else with one-time passwords that you receive in SMS from payment systems.
You can find details on fraud protection here.