HYDERABAD: As many as 500 cyber crime cases, mostly in banking sector under the guise of lottery frauds, fake RBI text messages, credit card cloning, ATM frauds etc have been registered in Hyderabad alone in the last three years.
Speaking at an awareness programme on cyber crimes in the banking sector organised by the Federation of Telangana and Andhra Pradesh Chamber of Commerce and Industry (FTAPCCI) on Friday, Crime Investigation Department (CID) DIG C Ravi Varma said, “Internet makes life simple for the users and at the same time makes it easy for cyber criminals to commit crimes and escape.”
He had a word of caution too for the audience. “To avoid being victims of cyber crimes, avoid sharing details of your credit and debit cards with strangers, ignore fake messages and be careful while operating in ATM centers.” According to the DIG, the banks, at the same time, should keep their customers alert about these sort of crimes and how to avoid them. “The banks should organize awareness programmes,” he added.
President of FTAPCCI, V Anil Redyy, addressing the gathering said that the cyber crime rates have increased dramatically in the past few years.