Russia will introduce a mandatory refund amount in case of theft from accounts

The Central Bank will introduce a mandatory refund amount to customers who have become victims of fraudsters became victims of scammers. This is reported by RBC with reference to the Central Bank's materials on plans to amend 161-FZ “On the National Payment System.”

“The main prerequisites for amending the law are: the need for a significant modernization of the mechanism for countering the theft of funds and the return of funds debited from clients' accounts, ”said Vadim Uvarov, director of the information security department of the Central Bank.

money transfers 3.2 billion rubles, while banks returned only 7.7 percent of the stolen funds to clients.

The Central Bank intends to introduce a simplified procedure for returning money to victims of fraudsters in the amount determined by the Bank of Russia. To do this, a Russian must notify the bank of fraud no later than the next day after receiving notification of the operation.

In Russia, due to the development of technology and digitalization, Anatoly Vyborny, Deputy Chairman of the State Duma Committee on Security and Anti-Corruption, proposed creating cyber-security officials, cyber judges and cyber investigators to combat online crime. He noted that often emerging new threats to society are ahead of legislation and law enforcement practice. According to the politician, such units will help create conditions under which cyber fraud will not only be dangerous and unprofitable, but also shameful.