FAS was asked to check the services of mobile operators for lending

The Federal Antimonopoly Service of Russia was asked to check the legality of the provision of microcredit services by mobile operators. The Russians fear that if their phone is lost or stolen without their consent, outsiders can get loans. This is stated in a request to the service of the first deputy chairman of the State Duma Committee on Education, Yana Lantratova. With document got acquainted “News”.

FAS was asked to check the services of mobile operators for lending

The appeal cites the example of Megafon, which in March 2023 added a clause to the user agreement on the consent of subscribers to receive information on the provision of microcredits.

Users were not notified of the changes. To refuse this service, you need to read the text of the agreement in full and find the line with the refusal of this service in it.

This service is also provided by Mobile TeleSystems PJSC and VimpelCom PJSC, to which subscribers also filed claims. There are no guarantees that mobile operators will keep personal data, Lantratova noted.

The concern on this issue is shared by the State Duma Committee on Economic Policy, where they proposed to ban mobile operators from engaging in activities that are not characteristic of them.

  • Earlier, Russian mobile operators warned customers about raising communication prices in 2023. They cited rising equipment costs as the reason. Companies must notify FAS 14 days before price changes.

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