If you’ve been the victim of a scam, IMG Law can provide legal information and advice on how to report the scam to the appropriate authorities, how to protect yourself from identity theft, and how to protect your bank accounts. We also provide more extensive services.
Vietnam’s fraud rate is the highest in Southeast Asia (59.2 per cent). With anti-fraud measures slower to develop than the economy, fraudsters are seeing this emerging market as a perfect target in which to carry out their attacks. According to a 2018 PwC report, 52 per cent of Vietnamese businesses had suffered from fraud attacks in the previous two years, 20 per cent of which were classed as cybercrime.
Cyberattacks often target people who conduct online transactions but lack the information and skills. A common trick of scammers is to take over social networking accounts like Facebook, Zalo … then pretend to be familiar or take advantage of other people’s reputations so that victims get trapped and drill through protective barriers. Victims often lack vigilance, accessing the link received via text message, filling in personal and bank account information according to the available form. After obtaining the information, the scammer will appropriate money from the victim’s bank account through the internet banking system and transfer it to their account set up abroad.
On another hand, there has been a significant increase in fraudulent acts through online banking. Online banking has seen widespread consumer use because of convenience and speed. However, besides the advantages, online banking has a potential risk. Some perpetrators committing crimes use various methods to take advantage of loopholes and unsuspecting casual users to perform fraudulent acts, resulting in the appropriation of the victim’s assets. One of the typical tricks they implement is to steal the one-time password (OTP) used in online banking to obtain the money in the victim’s account.