On November 21, Andrey Svintsov, Deputy Chairman of the State Duma Committee on Information Policy, Information Technology and Communications, listed several rules that will help secure a bank card from fraudsters.
“I advise everyone to have two or three bank cards: one – salary; the second is the card on which our citizens contain small reserve savings for some large purchases, <...> and a separate card, which is mostly empty, there is no money on it and money can be transferred there to buy food, small household purchases “, – said Svintsov in an interview with the radio station “Moscow Speaks”…
He noted that the bulk of finances must be stored on unused cards so that personal data does not leak to the Internet.
The deputy also added that buyers do not need to pick up checks after purchase, since the data on them is not able to help fraudsters to steal money from the card.
In early November, Dmitry Kurdesov, the head of the public movement For Safety, proposed limiting online transfers from bank cards for pensioners to the amount of 10 thousand rubles in order to protect them from fraudsters.
In October, the Russian Prosecutor General’s Office reported that one in five cases of theft in Russia is associated with theft of funds from a bank account.
At the end of August, Andrey Sidenko, head of the Kaspersky Lab’s online child safety department, told how to protect a bank card, which was opened especially for a child, from fraudsters.