Russian-speaking scammers have learned to deceive buyers through delivery



In the CIS countries, Europe and the United States, there are about 40 Russian-speaking fraudulent groups that deceive buyers on popular online ad services. It is reported by “Lenta.ru” with reference to the investigation of the company Group-IB specializing in cybersecurity.

According to the company, scammers are targeting users from Romania, Bulgaria, France, Poland, Czech Republic, USA, Ukraine, Uzbekistan, Kyrgyzstan and Kazakhstan.

Fraudsters cheat Russians with “mirror credit”

The fraud scheme is called “Mammoth” and was first tested in Russia, and then went abroad in order to increase capitalization and reduce the risk of exposure.

On popular online classifieds sites, scammers place lots of expensive items at low prices. During the communication, the victim is lured into the messenger and asked for contact information, ostensibly to arrange delivery by courier. Alternatively, the buyer can be sent a fake link to the site of a popular delivery service. As a result, money and bank card details are stolen from the victim. Sometimes the victim is deceived again, offering to issue a refund, after which the same amount is debited again.

Experts note that the scheme is very popular with scammers due to the automation of the process. A group member only needs to send a link to the desired bait product, after which the chatbot itself generates links to the pages of courier services, payment and return.

In Russia, the damage from one operation is about 10-30 thousand rubles, in Europe – much higher. According to Group-IB, in 2020, the total earnings of criminal groups amounted to more than $ 6.2 million.

As “Rambler” wrote, earlier analysts of “Raiffeisenbank” found out that fraudsters hacked into the personal account of every fifth Russian citizen on the websites of services and shops.

Video of the day. Russians will be able to receive a pension in any EAEU country

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In the CIS countries, Europe and the United States, there are about 40 Russian-speaking fraudulent groups that deceive buyers on popular online ad services. It is reported by “Lenta.ru” with reference to the investigation of the company Group-IB specializing in cybersecurity.

According to the company, scammers are targeting users from Romania, Bulgaria, France, Poland, Czech Republic, USA, Ukraine, Uzbekistan, Kyrgyzstan and Kazakhstan.

Fraudsters cheat Russians with “mirror credit”

The fraud scheme is called “Mammoth” and was first tested in Russia, and then went abroad in order to increase capitalization and reduce the risk of exposure.

On popular online classifieds sites, scammers place lots of expensive items at low prices. During the communication, the victim is lured into the messenger and asked for contact information, ostensibly to arrange delivery by courier. Alternatively, the buyer can be sent a fake link to the site of a popular delivery service. As a result, money and bank card details are stolen from the victim. Sometimes the victim is deceived again, offering to issue a refund, after which the same amount is debited again.

Experts note that the scheme is very popular with scammers due to the automation of the process. A group member only needs to send a link to the desired bait product, after which the chatbot itself generates links to the pages of courier services, payment and return.

In Russia, the damage from one operation is about 10-30 thousand rubles, in Europe – much higher. According to Group-IB, in 2020, the total earnings of criminal groups amounted to more than $ 6.2 million.

As “Rambler” wrote, earlier analysts of “Raiffeisenbank” found out that fraudsters hacked into the personal account of every fifth Russian citizen on the websites of services and shops.

Video of the day. Russians will be able to receive a pension in any EAEU country

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In the CIS countries, Europe and the United States, there are about 40 Russian-speaking fraudulent groups that deceive buyers on popular online ad services. It is reported by “Lenta.ru” with reference to the investigation of the company Group-IB specializing in cybersecurity.

According to the company, scammers are targeting users from Romania, Bulgaria, France, Poland, Czech Republic, USA, Ukraine, Uzbekistan, Kyrgyzstan and Kazakhstan.

Fraudsters cheat Russians with “mirror credit”

The fraud scheme is called “Mammoth” and was first tested in Russia, and then went abroad in order to increase capitalization and reduce the risk of exposure.

On popular online classifieds sites, scammers place lots of expensive items at low prices. During the communication, the victim is lured into the messenger and asked for contact information, ostensibly to arrange delivery by courier. Alternatively, the buyer can be sent a fake link to the site of a popular delivery service. As a result, money and bank card details are stolen from the victim. Sometimes the victim is deceived again, offering to issue a refund, after which the same amount is debited again.

Experts note that the scheme is very popular with scammers due to the automation of the process. A group member only needs to send a link to the desired bait product, after which the chatbot itself generates links to the pages of courier services, payment and return.

In Russia, the damage from one operation is about 10-30 thousand rubles, in Europe – much higher. According to Group-IB, in 2020, the total earnings of criminal groups amounted to more than $ 6.2 million.

As “Rambler” wrote, earlier analysts of “Raiffeisenbank” found out that fraudsters hacked into the personal account of every fifth Russian citizen on the websites of services and shops.

Video of the day. Russians will be able to receive a pension in any EAEU country




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