New “Mobile bank” fraud case in Penza
Penza, 5 November 2014. PenzaNews. A 44-year old Penza citizen became a victim of a bank card fraud.
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“An unknown man called her by phone and introduced himself as a bank staff member from a different city. He said he needs a delivery man in Penza, and offered to activate a ‘Mobile bank’ service for her to pay for the work,” the press service of the regional department of the Ministry of Internal Affairs told PenzaNews agency.
After following the man’s instructions, the woman told him her login and password, said the investigators.
“Later, she found out that 50,000 rubles were transferred from her bank account,” the press service said.
According to the MIA department, the police are establishing the culprits and their assistants.
As PenzaNews agency reported earlier, frauds against Sberbank clients grew numerous in Penza.
According to the police, most of the victims had “Mobile bank” service activated on their bank cards.
The SIM cards connected to ‘Mobile bank’ service were given to other people or left unused for a long time which caused mobile providers to disconnect them and free the numbers. The bank clients did not inform the bank about this, and the online banking contracts were left unchanged.
Because of this, fraudsters were able to conduct any operation with any of the banking accounts in question by obtaining the cellphone number used in ‘Mobile bank’ service.