If you sign up to a website using your mobile phone or send an SMS to a mobile number, you may become a victim of fraud. The user either sends a payment, but does not receive the promised service, or a small amount is regularly debited from their account.
The situations described below may arise from visiting fraudulent or infected sites (please note that a website that was secure yesterday may be infected today). They may also be the result of malware on your computer.
You receive an activation code on your phone and are asked to enter it on the site.
You are sending an SMS. The cost of sending a message is higher then sending an SMS on your tariff. In addition, the website may not contain any information on prices, or this information maybe somewhere on the website that is hard to notice.
Right after you send the message to a mobile number, a small amount is deducted from your phone balance. Sometimes daily deductions are taken from your phone.
Yandex monitors websites connected with SMS fraud and phishing, and stores their URLs in a special database. If you try to visit a website linked to SMS fraud, Yandex.Browser blocks the dangerous webpage and inform you about it:
We strongly recommend that you do not visit this type of website. Visiting these types of resources can be dangerous for the following reasons:
The system's database of infected and fraudulent websites Protect contains more than 80,000 websites, however, some websites might not be included in the database if no complaints were received about it. Take the following precautions to protect yourself from hackers:
To disable malware protection
If you believe that your website has been included in the list of websites suspected of SMS fraud by mistake, please contact us using the feedback form.