Sberbank customers and all Russians can check suspicious phone number or website for fraud fast and free

Jun 15, 2020

June 15, 2020, Moscow Sberbank customers and all Russians can now check a phone number or a website if they suspect a scam, and do it fast and free of charge.

The Sberbank website has added a subsection to its cybersecurity section called Your Security allowing users to see if a phone number or a website is owned by fraudsters. As a result, you’d get a risk assessment of the number/website under scrutiny and recommendations on how to deal with it. Also, by filling in a simple form anyone can send the address or phone number scammer had used to contact a person to Sberbank, which will then forward the data to professional organizations who’ll launch an investigation and block such calls.

Thus, the solution not only helps combat phone scams, but it should also benefit dramatically the fraud monitoring system Sberbank uses to shield customers against cybercriminals.

Stanislav Kuznetsov, Deputy Chairman of the Executive Board, Sberbank,

“Social engineering scams are among the most popular fraud schemes today. In particular, phone fraud is very common when attackers allegedly representing some services and companies mislead their victims to seize their money. Since the beginning of 2020, we have recorded more than 1.3 mln customer complaints about phone fraud attempts. This is the first solution of its kind in Russia, which is available to any citizen without any restrictions. Its launch will help to quickly identify and effectively counter attackers throughout the country.”