Brazil leads the world ranking of credit card fraud. According to the 2020 Annual Report of Online Criminal Activity in Brazil, prepared by the cybersecurity company Axur, the country has accumulated 45% of the total cases registered in the world in the last year.
The large number of consumers using the internet to buy and make financial transactions, the lack of malice by Brazilians and the weak laws to inhibit cybercrime contribute to the growth of this type of scam. Of the 10 institutions with the highest leakage numbers, seven are national.
In 10 years, the consultant Teresa Campos Sales suffered five blows, which added up to about R $ 10,000 in undue expenses. The institutions covered the losses, but the blows caused great disruption in her life. “You don’t know where to start when you look and see that you haven’t spent that. Then he panics, ”she says.
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