State Duma Deputy Vitaly Milonov proposed considering the possibility of establishing, together with official financial organizations, a hotline for citizens (especially pensioners and older people) on issues related to telephone fraud. A copy of the appeal addressed to the Russian Minister of Internal Affairs Vladimir Kolokoltsev is at RT’s disposal.
As the deputy recalled, in recent years a new type of fraud has emerged in the country – through telephone calls on behalf of various financial organizations.
According to him, law enforcement agencies, government authorities and banks are taking measures to suppress such illegal activities, but, unfortunately, it has not yet been possible to eradicate this criminal phenomenon.
“It should be noted that the main risk group is older people and pensioners, who are accustomed to trusting calls from a “bank” or from a person introducing themselves as a “security officer,” the parliamentarian noted.
Moreover, new types of fraud against pensioners have emerged, in which criminals, for example, offer them to “update” their social cards, Milonov emphasized.
“Given the importance and seriousness of the problem, I ask you to consider the possibility of establishing, together with official financial organizations, a hotline for citizens (especially pensioners and older people) on issues related to the prevention of such crimes,” the text of the appeal says.
According to the initiative, thanks to such a line, a citizen would be able to receive prompt advice and also report the fact of a crime.
Previously Milonov proposed to officially recognize medieval historical combat as a sport in Russia for the further successful development of this discipline.