Since the beginning of the full-scale war, ADRA Ukraine has supported the people of Ukraine, including by providing financial assistance. Unfortunately, payment fraud has not disappeared, but only continues to gain momentum despite the conditions of martial law.
That is why ADRA Ukraine has joined the information campaign* of the NBU and the Cyber Police #FraudGoodbye in order to protect people who find themselves in difficult life circumstances and can potentially become victims of fraudsters.
The purpose of the campaign is to increase citizens’ awareness of security rules during non-cash payments, especially on the Internet, the main ones of which are:
– keep secret SMS codes from banks and mobile operators, three digits on the back of the card (CVV code), logins and passwords from Internet banking;
– before entering your payment card details or Internet banking passwords into any form, you must check the URL of the required resource.
“Provision of financial assistance to residents of Ukraine who suffered as a result of hostilities is one of the key areas of work of ADRA Ukraine. Since the beginning of the full-scale war, 55,100 people have received payments from our organization in the total amount of UAH 366,966,000.
We understand that when people are in difficult life situations, they are more likely to become potential victims of fraud. Therefore, we are glad to join the initiative of the National Bank of Ukraine and the Cyber Police, aimed at preventing fraudulent actions during non-cash operations,” comments Artem Dikhtiaruk, a vice-president of ADRA Ukraine.
The information campaign will continue until the end of the year in all regions of Ukraine. Within the framework of this campaign, the National Bank together with its partners will inform citizens about how to protect themselves from payment fraud.
*The National Bank is conducting the All-Ukrainian information campaign on payment security #FraudGoodbye together with the Cyber Police Department of the National Police of Ukraine, as well as with the support of the USAID Project “Financial Sector Reform”.