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The Central Bank blocked a record number of scam numbers

The Central Bank (CB) of Russia in November initiated the blocking of more than 110 thousand numbers of scammers. About it told “RIA Novosti” in the press service of the regulator. It clarified that the figure is the highest since 2019.

For three quarters of this year, the regulator initiated the blocking of about 500 thousand phone numbers of scammers. This is almost 2.7 times more than in the same period in 2021. For nine months, the attackers managed to steal more than 10 billion rubles from bank customers, which also became a record in annual terms.

The Bank of Russia added that in the third quarter, a significant proportion of theft was carried out through remote banking services. At the same time, the number of mobile phone numbers from which scammers call Russians has grown by more than 30 times. Experts believe that by the end of the year the situation may worsen.

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