Pensioners in Russia Were Offered to Limit Money Transfers
OREANDA-NEWS. The head of the public movement "For Safety" Dmitry Kurdesov suggested that the Central Bank limit the amount of daily transfers from bank cards belonging to pensioners.
The social activist explained his initiative by the fact that recently there has been an increase in fraud in Internet banking, which he wrote about in a letter addressed to the head of the Central Bank Elvira Nabiullina.
In fact, Internet fraud in Russia has grown significantly in recent years. The number of thefts from bank cards of Russians has doubled since the beginning of the year.
As Dmitry Kurdesov noted, older people are most often victims of cybercriminals, and fraudsters take advantage of their vulnerability and credulity.
Therefore, in order to help pensioners avoid losing large sums of money, Kurdesov suggests that the Central Bank set a limit of 10 thousand rubles per day for transfers from cards belonging to elderly people.
However, not all public figures agree with this initiative. For example, Svetlana Bessarab, a member of the State Duma Committee on Labor, Social Policy and Veterans Affairs, disagrees with Kurdesov, who noted that such a proposal would actually punish pensioners, not online swindlers.
In her opinion, it would be wiser to toughen the punishment for crimes of this kind, and not put pensioners in a difficult position when they may need to transfer the amount above the limit.