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Retvari: Online fraud reduced by 30 percent in six months

Online fraud cases have gone down by 30 percent in the past six months owing to new legal and police measures, an official said on Monday.

Police set up a 300-strong unit to fight cybercrime 18 months ago and 114 people out of 819 suspects have been arrested thanks to their investigations, Bence Retvari, state secretary of the interior ministry, noted.

Banks are now obliged to bolster protections for their clients against fraudsters, while further measures will be introduced from August to make it easier to catch scammers.

Often foreigners, generally members of Ukrainian gangs, attempted to lure people into disclosing their banking details, he said.

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