//Russian woman wires $5.4 million to cyber criminals during one month

Russian woman wires $5.4 million to cyber criminals during one month

In Russia, a bank client transferred 400 million rubles (about $5.4 million) to fraudsters who promised the woman to “save” her money, RBC reports with reference to Sergei Veligodsky, the chief of Sberbank department for countering cyber fraud. According to him, the incident took place in 2020, and the victim was not a client of Sberbank (Sberbank is Russia’s largest state-owned bank -ed.). 
The 54-year-old victim received a call from a person who introduced himself as an employee of the security service of the bank, where the woman had a deposit. The man told her that her money was in danger, but he, as a security service officer, would do his best to help her save her deposits. 
The woman believed the man and told him that she had 14 million rubles on her account in one bank, and 380 million rubles in another one. The fraudster redirected the victim to an “FSB officer.”