VISAKHAPATNAM: To sensitise Vizagites to the dubious ways of cyber crimes by tech savvy cyber criminals, the sleuths of cyber crime investigation cell (CCIC) Saturday released thousands of stickers, posters and flexi boards on the latest trends in cyber crime. The posters will be pasted at all colleges, banks and other public places in the city.
Cyber crimes like online job and loan frauds, cyber stalking, net banking frauds, e-mail hacking, online lottery frauds, data theft, cyber offences to take revenge on targets and a few others are increasing in the city. Some city-dwellers are even receiving phone calls from abroad (including Pakistan) from fraudsters informing them about winning lotteries or special prizes, the sleuths said. “These people are being asked to deposit some amount in a certain bank to claim their gifts or lottery amount. Very few people can understand the fraud. There is a need to create awareness among the netizens,” stated deputy commissioner of police (crimes) T Ravi Kumar Murthy.
The idea behind releasing the publicity material is to make the internet and smart phone users aware of the unwarranted problems that may arise when they use the internet and popular social networking websites such as Facebook. The publicity material explains the ‘Do’s and Don’ts’ of internet usage. The police plan to come up with more awareness programmes to sensitise internet users online problems. Additional DCP (crimes) S Varada Raju and CCIC inspector K Satyanarayana Rao were also present.
Phone calls and mails on winning international lotteries are bogus
Exciting job offers through mails and phone calls are not to be trusted
Mails in the name of a close friend from a distant country saying that he/she is in need of money not real