Ukrainian banks suffered losses of 180 million because of «card» scams

Ukrainian banks in 2015 received 181 million of losses from fraudulent transactions with payment cards, twice the rates 2014.

This was during a round table «Fraud in the financial sector», organized by FinClub, said the head of payment systems Department National Bank Vladimir Kharchenko.

«The volume of transactions in 2015 amounted to $ 1,232 trillion USD, and of this amount the losses amounted to 0,0147%. This is a small amount, but it is twice more than in 2014», — said Kharchenko.

According to him, last year the number of banks that have received losses on card fraud increased to 47 from 39 in 2014, despite the decrease in total number of financial institutions in the country. Recall that in 2015 the market displays 33 of the Bank.

As noted, significantly increased the number of calls customers from fraud.

«94% of criminals pretend to be employees of banks», — said the Deputy Director, the head of the security forum of the Ukrainian interbank Association of members of payment systems EMA Olesya Danilchenko.

«While 60-65% of customers of banks voluntarily reported their data to the criminals», — said the head of the Department of security and payment card systems UkrSibbank Dmitry Moroz.

Reducing the level of fraud with payment cards today promotes the use of chip payment cards, as well as tools to use unique one-time password, which the holder receives to the mobile phone.

«Maximum protection against fraud», — said the Director of risk management of Visa Larisa Makarova.

In addition, experts focus on improving the financial literacy of the population.

«The money that is on the card, is the risk of losing them. Accordingly, all decisions and actions need to be weighed,» he called to responsibility for the safety of their funds Serhiy Mamedov, Director of the Center for economic research and forecasting «Financial pulse».

In turn, the chief of the division of payment cards risks monitoring «Ukreximbank» Vladimir Omelchuk noted that more and more customers find themselves skimming devices on ATMs and notify the employees of the banks.




Ukrainian banks suffered losses of 180 million because of «card» scams 26.02.2016

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