Mikhail Ignatov, a former operative of the Russian Ministry of Internal Affairs, said that if fraudsters received confidential digital information from a Russian and asked him to pay for them, then the dialogue with cyber-blackmailers should be abandoned. transfers radio Sputnik.
Ignatov warned citizens against posting personal data on social networks, as they can be used. He advised not to make contact with intruders and hang up when the corresponding call is made. “… When they realize that the blackmail has failed, they will merge,” Ignatov said.
In addition, the specialist revealed the danger of such communication with scammers. According to Ignatov, even if the required amount is paid to the blackmailer, the confidential data will still “surface” on social networks. The former employee of the Ministry of Internal Affairs urged not to believe the criminals and not to fulfill their demands. Instead, you should contact the police.
“If this is a very serious issue and there is a threat to life and health, then contact the police and talk about extortion,” Ignatov concluded.
Earlier, the Russians were told prohibited phrases when talking with scammers. According to the expert, one should not use the words “yes”, “no”, as well as various numbers, since these answers can be recorded on a dictaphone.