Expert: scammers collect data of Russians under the guise of opinion polls

Scammers began to collect data from potential victims under the guise of opinion polls and consumer research, said Olga Daineko, an expert at the Financial Literacy Center of the NIFI of the Ministry of Finance of the Russian Federation.

“The use of social engineering methods allows fraudsters to and data collectors to get this information from a simple conversation or online survey and draw preliminary conclusions about the psychological portrait of a person and his “attractiveness”; for further deception», — quotes RIA Novosti expert.

According to Daineko, attackers paid attention to opinion polls due to the fact that it has become more difficult to get the data they are interested in using phone calls, sending SMS and emails due to the growth of distrust towards them Russians.

Earlier, the Ministry of Internal Affairs of the Russian Federation named the main methods of cybercriminals. According to Anastasia Ponkratova, an investigator at the remote theft investigation department of the Investigative Department of the Ministry of Internal Affairs, most of the remote theft is committed using social engineering methods.

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