Last month, a new service to protect Ukrainians from fraud appeared in the Diia application - a credit history check notification. During this time, Ukrainians received 3.3 million such notifications.
2.2 million of them concerned credit history checks for issuing loans. More than 1 million notifications concerned drawing upon a credit. 57,000 were about the issuance of credit cards.
"Thanks to digital tools and services, we protect Ukrainians. During the month of notifications functioning, UBKH has recorded 795 appeals. People received proper advice and were able to prevent fraud on their own. Also during this time, UBKH has stopped issuing more than 20 illegal loans. The number of notifications and cases proves that this service was rather necessary for Ukrainians. It helps people learn about such situations in time, stop them and save money. This is a care for the people," said Mykhailo Fedorov, Deputy Prime Minister and Minister of Digital Transformation of Ukraine.
It should be noted that the service is being implemented together with the Ukrainian Bureau of Credit History (UBKH - ed.). It is an institution that collects and stores credit histories of Ukrainians.
Last year, Ukraine became the first country in the world to legalize e-passports. Electronic documents are much more secure than paper ones. Most frauds involve paper documents that can be copied and passed on to someone. Now, if someone illegally owns copies of documents and tries to use them, a notification in the Diia about the verification of credit history will help stop fraudsters.