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11 April 2023, 15:31

Banks warn of new fraud type through QR code

A new type of theft of money from bank cards using a QR code is spreading in the country. It began to be used after some banks made it possible to withdraw cash accordingly. In the mobile application, the client can independently generate a code for the required amount, bring it to the scanner in an ATM and withdraw money.

Fraudsters call under the guise of bank employees and report an unauthorized request to withdraw money from the account. To cancel the transaction, they ask to send a QR code, and, having received it, they withdraw the money of the deceived client from the ATM.

“You have to understand that, in this case, the QR code is an order to issue money without entering a PIN code. Therefore, they should never be shared with anyone! Also, do not store it on your phone or in printed form. Real bank employees never ask customers for a QR code,” says Nail Gabidullin, Deputy Governor of the Republican National Bank.

Here, you can learn about the most common crime legends and recommendations for protecting against cyber scammers. Also among the latest fraud tricks - with the accusation of "treason", Bashinform News Agency spoke.

Translated by:Tatyana Aksyutina
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