Statistics are not happy.

The volume of unauthorized operations with Bank cards of Russians has increased by 44% in 2018, announced by the Central Bank. Crooks spent 417 thousand transactions for a total amount of 1.3 billion rubles. For comparison, in 2017, the Central Bank recorded a 31.4% fewer unauthorized transactions.

Specialists of the Central Bank called the main reason of growth of indicators of the growing popularity of Bank cards. Also, the Central Bank emphasize that in 2018 has increased the quality of work of protective services. Banks were more likely to detect violations compared to previous years, which also contributed to the growth indicators.

Also, the Central Bank said that most of the stolen money was returned. So, in the third quarter of 2018, the Russians returned was 230 million rubles. In the first half of the year, statistics were not conducted.

According to experts of the Center for monitoring and responding to computer attacks in the financial sphere (Finart), scammers have begun more often to steal money without getting direct access to a credit card. Money actively prowl for payments via mobile devices and the Internet.

Source: Central Bank.

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