A new type of fraud with QR codes has appeared on the public services portal

The Ministry of Digital Development became aware of a new method of fraud with QR codes on the Gosuslugi portal, scammers are trying to recover the password for an account on the portal in order to steal the account. This is stated in the message of the ministry.

“The Ministry of Digital Development became aware of a new method of fraud with QR codes on the public services portal. This scheme is similar to gaining access to an online bank. Fraudsters are trying to recover the password to the account on “Gosuslugi” in order to steal the account. When entering their personal account, they enter the user’s phone number, call him and ask him to dictate the code received in an SMS message. Then they generate a new password, and the real owner of the account loses access to it, ”the message says.

The support service of the Gosuslugi portal has strengthened the protection of accounts in connection with the emergence of a new fraud scheme, user data is safe, the ministry said in a statement.

“The support service of the public services portal has strengthened the protection of user accounts, the data is safe,” the ministry said.

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