The Bank of Russia warned Russians about fraudulent schemes involving “telephone mining” of cryptocurrencies. about this ria novosti Valery Lyakh, director of the Department for Countering Unfair Behavior of the Central Bank of the Russian Federation.
According to him, in recent years, cybercriminals have begun offering citizens to invest in building or expanding the capabilities of “crypto farms”, and then create new ones using an application on a phone or a version for a computer. Fund release has started. Experts insist that it is impossible to talk on the phone and that it is all pure profanity.
Lyakh also noted that often scammers operating online offer citizens to buy some “pseudo-currency” that has nowhere to be traded and has no value, transferring money to their account. It is noted that in this case, a person has no chance to get his money back, and even more so to make money on such actions.
Before the Russians gave advice Do not “troll” scammers. According to Alexander Gerasimov, Director of Information Security of Avlix, when calling from fraudsters, you should call immediately. He said that during a conversation a person may accidentally communicate some important information about himself. In addition, you should not make fun of or anger the attackers, because after the conversation they can use various services that will send spam to the subscriber or call the number constantly, said the expert.