Cyber-criminals pulls out a record number of money out of the danes ' accounts

Although the year is not yet over, the banks can already now report, that 2019 will be an historic lucrative year for digital bank robbers. It writes Politiken.

Cyber-criminals pulls out a record number of money out of the danes ' accounts

Although the year is not yet over, the banks can already now report, that 2019 will be an historic lucrative year for digital bank robbers. It writes Politiken.

Cyber-criminals stole in the entire 2018 14 million kroner from the Danish e-banking. The figures are for the first nine months of 2019, up to 24 million dollars.

according to a new statement from the banks ' trade Finance Denmark.

The digital bank robbers manage by simple phone calls to lure personal information out of the authority of citizens, and particularly a group goes into the trap.

"We can see that it is especially women over the age of 60, the criminals go after when trying to get access to people's online banking," says Michael Busk-Jepsen, Finance Denmark digitaliseringsdirektør, to Politiken.

"It is apparent the assessment among the criminals, in this group of customers are persons who are sufficiently vulnerable or sufficiently inexperienced it users, that it is here, you have the best opportunities to cheat."

The latest figures show that in total covered just under 700 cases of burglary and fraud with the Danish e-banking in the first three quarters. Throughout 2018, there were twice as many cases.

But even though the number of cases decreases, release the fraudsters away with more money than in the past, when they have succeeded in draining a dane's bank account.

Therefore, banks may take note of a record loss as a result of netbankmisbrug.

With the police is the call also, that you must be very skeptical if you get a phone call from the bank or authority without even to have asked about the contact.

/ritzau/

Updated Date: 20 December 2019, 01:00

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