Number of fraud cases is record high in Kazakhstan

The number of registered criminal fraudulent offenses has grown by 31% over the year. Most of them are online fraud cases, refers to reporting.

In January 2021, the country registered four thousand criminal offenses under the "Fraud" article, which is 30.9 percent more than in January last year.

Most of them - 43.3 percent – are Internet fraud: 1.8 thousand offenses.

Also, 18% of offenses were registered with the use of payment cards, 11% - offenses in lending and one case of fraud in cash and real estate loans.

The share of registered offenses under the "Fraud" article of all criminal offenses against property in the current year is 37.3 percent against 22.4 percent a year earlier.

11 Kazakhstan banks published in media a joint appeal to citizens due to the attacks of fraudsters and warned of fraudulent schemes. Fraudsters call, introduce themselves as bank employees, inform about the possible theft of money from the client's accounts and offer to urgently transfer money to a "mirror account", "insurance agent", "insurance cell" and so on. They send messages by mail or in messengers with information about charity events, unique financial services, prize draws and a lot more.

Banks advise to immediately hang up, not enter into any negotiations with fraudsters and in no case give any personal data or details of their accounts and cards.

Zhanat Tukpiev
11:33, 9 March 2021

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