Online Fraud: ‘Search’ wisely, otherwise it will be spent on cheating

Online Fraud: ‘Search’ wisely, otherwise it will be spent on cheating
Mumbai: If you are planning to buy a vehicle, then keep in mind that adopt a safe method. Online thugs are laying traps here too. Do not lose your accumulated capital due to the greed of attractive offers. One such case has happened in Andheri. Lalit Yadav, who lives in Old Nagar Das area of ​​Andheri, had to buy a new vehicle. He works in LIC, so the vehicle was needed to collect the insurance premium. His financial condition was bad due to Corona, so he had given up the desire to buy a car.

Recently, due to the amount received from the insurance company, he once again planned to buy a car. Took the help of Google search for a good car. After some time advertisements of various companies started coming on his mobile. Offers of huge discounts were also included on the purchase of scooter or bike. There was also an ad discount with easy installments. He lost Rs 45,000 as soon as he clicked on the link of the advertisement received through SMS.

Do not click on links coming from unknown numbers. Think hundred times before opening the link. Know the URL of the authorized website before filling personal information.
DCP Balsingh Rajput, Cyber ​​Police, Mumbai

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.

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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.

Social media users should never download mobile apps coming on mobile or other networking sites without checking them. By doing this, you can become a victim of online fraud.
Advocate Dr. Prashant Mali, Cyber ​​Expert, Mumbai

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 to register a complaint.

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