Modus operandi of fraud in vehicle purchase
Vithal Mungekar, senior police officer associated with cybercrime, says that these days people take help like Google to buy everything like vehicle, house, plot, mobile, cloth. Cyber criminals send advertisements related to the searched information to the searchers. The person who has been cheated had also received a similar advertisement, in which the lure of discounts and offers was given. On opening the link, the vehicle is asked to select the price, design, colour, model and mileage etc. As soon as all the information is uploaded, cyber criminals withdraw money from the bank account.
What do cyber experts say
Crime Prevention Forum General Secretary K.M. Bhartia says that as awareness about cybercrime is increasing among people, cyber criminals are changing their ways. Advertisements like KYC update, PAN card-Aadhaar card link from banks or purchase of vehicles are the changing nature of cybercrime itself. People need to be careful with this. According to well-known cyber expert Samadhan Jadhav, often people become victims of cybercrime because of cheap price and allurement. They are lured by unknown persons, due to which they lose their accumulated capital.
Raised voice in Lok Sabha also
In the last 2 years, 27,94,266 incidents related to cyber security were registered in the country. This information was given by Minister of State for Electronics and Information Technology Rajeev Chandrashekhar in the Lok Sabha on Wednesday. According to Chandrasekhar, according to the information provided by the Indian Computer Emergency Response Team (Cert In), 14,02,809 and 13,91,457 cyber security related incidents have been registered in 2021 and 2022 respectively.
70% increase in cyber crime
Compared to 2021, up to 70 percent more cyber crimes have been registered in cyber crime in Mumbai. According to the cyber cell, 4,286 cases of cybercrime were registered in 2022, including 1,294 credit card related cases and 2,216 online shopping related cases. There, in 2021 this figure was 2,883.
contact cyber crime mumbai
Help can be taken through National Police Helpline No. 112, National Women’s Helpline No. 181 and Cybercrime Helpline 1930. You can also register a complaint online through the nearest police station or https://ybercrime.gov.in to register a complaint.
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