Residents warned about scams that offer

Strengthen the vigilance in connection with the frequent cases of fraud in the backdrop of the spread of the novel coronavirus COVID-19 recommends that the residents of the Moscow region Main Department of regional security (GURB) in Moscow region. It is, in particular, about scams, a caller for the elderly under the guise of employees of the Pension Fund of the Russian Federation, and unscrupulous lawyers, imposing services to citizens.

According to the Pension Fund (PFR), in recent years dramatically increased the number of citizens on the recalculation of pensions. The average amount of the conversion is about 50 rubles. Interviewing citizens, were able to establish that unfair legal organization, in fact, imposed on them their services, taking for the preparation and legal support of each statement about the recalculation cost from 20 thousand to 900 thousand rubles.

Also fraudsters posing as employees of the FIU, calling elderly people telling about put the cash payment, please provide account number for money transfer. The attackers send and SMS with information about payment from the site masquerading as the portal of public Services, trying to obtain Bank card details of potential victims or offer to transfer money to third party account allegedly as a registration fee for future payment.

the FIU and law enforcement agencies warn about the dangers of such mailings — they may contain false information and links to virus infected sites. At the same time employees of state agencies do not request personal information of citizens on the phone: all the necessary data for the calculation of pensions and other benefits they already have, warns of GURB Moscow region on its website.

remind Citizens: do not let your Bank card information and passwords from the SMS messages to unauthorized persons, and to introduce them to unknown websites. All the facts of fraud should immediately contact the law enforcement agencies, said Deputy Chairman of Moscow region government, head of GURB region Roman CTAye.

it is Reported that the Department is now considering further information about the activities of unscrupulous legal entities jointly with the General Prosecutor, the Federal financial monitoring service and the interior Ministry.