A fake PSB-Forex website was found on the Internet on behalf of Promsvyazbank on behalf of Promsvyazbank (PSB). Russians who have lost money through it will not be able to receive compensation, Kommersant writes.
The fake PSB-Forex website uses the trademark of a well-known bank. PSB stated that the resource has nothing to do with it, and the activities of PSB-Forex were officially terminated in December 2020. On a fake site, you can go through a quick registration in order to make trading operations. Fraudsters began to deceive citizens to leave their bank card details (including CVV).
The company acts on behalf of Access Capital Markets Limited, allegedly registered in London. There is a company in the register with the same name, but it is located at a different address. In addition, the company provides consultations on management issues, except for financial ones.
In Russia, four forex dealers have a Central Bank license: VTB-Forex, Alfa-Forex, Finam Forex, BrokerCreditService-Forex “. The Bank of Russia cannot compensate those who have lost their money from illegal forex dealers. This is a classic phishing site, which is revealed by the recent registration date, says Sergey Golovanov, chief expert at Kaspersky Lab.
An unknown site should be checked on special whois services, where there is information about the domain: if it is fresh and registered on a private person, there is no need to buy anything there, the expert advises.
Earlier, the Central Bank proposed introducing a mandatory amount of money that banks must return to clients who have become victims of fraudsters.