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Bank frauds constitute 80% of cybercrimes

SD. In order to talk about what was bothering him, first he had a demand: “Take the battery out of your cell phone.” He was paranoic; he thought they were watching him. His tranquility went up in smoke when he discovered that they had stolen his banking data, cloned his credit cards and even took out loans in his name.

His case is within the universe of clients who are victims of fraud through the theft of their banking information, which although in 2012 it went down in Latin America and the world of 18 cents lost for every 100 dollars paid down to five cents for each 100 paid, the crime continues being a threat. In the region Mexico, Brazil, Colombia and Venezuela have managed to be the leaders of the fraud rates.

For the Dominican Republic, the attacks on the clients of financial institutions make up 80% of the cases of cybercrimes., according to the Attorney General, with the principle consequences being the cloning of cards and money transfers, without discarding the very used “phishing.”

Between October 2010 and December 2013, the Superintendency of Banks received 9,861 complaints of fraudulent transaction from cardholderes. And in order to find out the situation of its readers, Diario Libre carried out a survey on its webpage which drew 131 participants, and 44% said that at some time they had been the victim of data theft of their banking information.

For 2013, The number of credit cards in the Dominican Republic was approximately 2.5 million. Over the last ten months, the new Specialized Prosecutor for High Technology Crimes, seized more than 3,000 cards that were in the hands of criminals, according to a report from the head of this agency, John Henry Reynoso Ramirez. During the same period they received 562 complaints of cloning.

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