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The expert urged Russian banks to activate security systems

The expert urged Russian banks to activate security systems

The initiative of the Central Bank of the Russian Federation to oblige banks return money transferred to scammers to Russians very relevant, however important, that banks activate the security system and strengthen payment verification mechanisms, and systematically included in the investigation process, said a member of the general council, Head of the Expert Center for Criminal Law Policy and Enforcement of Judicial Acts “Business Russia” Ekaterina Avdeeva.

As RIA Novosti previously reported, the head of the information security department of the Central Bank, Vadim Uvarov, The Bank of Russia proposes to oblige credit institutions, who transferred the client's money to a fraudulent account, during 30 days to return funds to the victim, what if they went abroad, then you need to return them within two months.

“The Central Bank's initiative is really relevant, because not only pensioners and just gullible people suffer from fraudulent activities, but also those, who are well versed in financial transactions and have a certain understanding “movements” financial flows”,- said Avdeeva.

At the same time, she added, what's important, that banks activate the security system and strengthen payment verification mechanisms, and systematically included in the investigation process.

“At present, the proportion of a percentage of a biased attitude towards victims on the part of credit organizations is quite large. At the same time, law enforcement agencies are reluctant to initiate criminal cases under Art.. 159 Criminal Code of the Russian Federation due to the difficulty of proving criminal acts. This vicious practice needs to be radically changed.”,- stressed the expert.

She also expressed concerns about the liquidity of banks in the event of massive demands to reimburse the money to the victims.. “Credit institutions are also a business, entrepreneurs, and they too should not suffer as a result of committing financial crimes. Potential support from the Central Bank, Maybe, in the form of providing banks with additional loans or other leverage to prevent the loss of liquidity, would be reasonable in this case.”,- concluded Avdeeva.

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