Sberbank has determined that countries in the Asia-Pacific region and the Americas are the most common locations where Russian consumers are falling prey to fraudsters using tactics to get their bank card information. The most common tactic is skimming (retrieving card data using special devices to make a duplicate card), although there are also reports of the loss or theft of a bank cards and pins.
When traveling abroad, experts advise to closely monitor your card by not letting it out of your sight, giving it to other parties or giving anyone your pin code or CVV code. In addition, consumers should always check ATMs in order to make sure there are no additional devices on the keyboard or in the location for receiving cards. The bank also advises consumers to not use any device that seems suspicious and to report any lost or stolen card immediately.