He filed an FIR on September 30 at the Kottur police station in Vijayanagara district, as well as the cyber crime police station there, under the IT Act 2008 and IPC section 420.
The cyber safety rathas will travel across the state and cover all block headquarters and police stations in the next two weeks.
He said nothing in life is truly free and people should not take things at face value. It’s crucial to be discerning about whom to trust, especially while being active on social media, he added.
"We have about 1.2 crore vehicles registered in Bengaluru as of today, plus other vehicles coming from outside. The roads are limited, and we are facing a huge problem capacity wise," he said.
As per the National Crime Records Bureau (NCRB), around 565 women became victims of cyber crimes in the state during the period, followed by 458 in Assam and 276 in Uttar Pradesh.
On August 21, the victim received a message on the Telegram app offering an investment opportunity, stating that if he invested Rs 1,000, he would receive a profit of Rs 300.
City police recently initiated a probe into an incident in which a woman was cheated by a person whose profile she shortlisted on a popular matrimonial website.
This facilitation centre has 10 parallel telephone lines, which are manned by trained police personnel. The helpline is functional 24X7.
A new type of random number generator being developed in Linköping University, Sweden, promises to make digital information exchange safer, cheaper and more environment-friendly
Police officials have warned people against responding to messages that come through social media platforms promising Mudra loans from unknown numbers.
Former Director General of Police (DGP) and other participants addressed significant topics on cyber threats, challenges, and the governmental policies and strategies in place.
At least 14 mobile phones, a laptop and Rs 1.5 lakh cash were seized from the accused's possession, the police said.
Achu Oommen lodged the complaint against a Thiruvananthapuram person on Monday, saying he had posted defamatory remarks against her on his Facebook account.
It all began in June this year when the chief finance manager of Asset Homes received a WhatsApp message from an account displaying a photograph of the company’s managing director.
With the surge in cybercrime, it is high time that law enforcement deployed newer tactics to fight it. After all, online fraudsters fear no lathi. Raising public awareness is step one.
According to the police, the arrested person has been identified as T Suryanarayana.
The deactivation of SIM cards alone will hurt fraudsters as procuring the cards using fabricated documents cost them thousands of rupees.
According to cybercrime police, more than 50 such complaints have been reported in various parts across the State in the last six months.
Recently, cyber crimes involving new patterns such as fraudsters posing as customer care representatives and siphoning off money from people’s bank accounts are on the rise in the Anantapur district.
Cyberabad Commissioner Stephen Raveendra said that the fraudsters set up the stage for their extortion by harvesting information about American citizens from various websites.