With the police and cyber experts spreading awareness and taking action against the fraudsters, the number of such profiles on Facebook has started declining.
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“The complaints received on NCRP were analysed and it was found that more than 200 complaints have been lodged in connection with BSES scam,” he added.
SI Gangadhar said his team received two such complaints in 2020 and none during 2021.
The DCP said the victim fell into a nude video calling trap after which the fraudsters started blackmailing him. Fearing humiliation, the engineer started paying money to the cybercriminals.
The threat of foreign hackers came to light when a few social media influencers filed complaints that their accounts in Instagram, Facebook, YouTube and other platforms had been compromised.
Cases registered under cyber fraud include credit and debit card fraud, ATM fraud, online banking fraud, OTP fraud and also frauds involving communication devices as a medium.
The fraudsters had sent a link to make the transfer. After Bal made the initial transfer, the accused withdrew Rs 99,000 from his account.
Gala's managing director in a phased manner transferred Rs 26.78 crore into the accounts of the fraudster, who later vanished and stopped taking the calls of Gala's MD, said sources.
Behera informed that 1,034 persons were also arrested between 2018 and April, 2022 for harassing people on social media.
A team led by Inspector of Police Renjith R booked Vinod on the direction of Perumbavoor ASP Anuj Paliwal and launched a detailed probe into the fraud, the second in state after the 'Morris Coin' scam
The power connection of defaulters will be disconnected before 2 pm after informing in person and duly following the protocols.
Singh had stated that there was some problem in his PhonePe transactions and he inquired from customer care about the solution, when he received the fraud phone call.
As per the complaint filed in Amboli police station on Wednesday under provisions of IPC and IT Act, the accused has used the credit card to carry out five online transactions.
According to police, the MP, who was in a meeting, received a text message on his mobile phone that his bank account had been blocked as he did not add his PAN number in the account.
Inquiries revealed that the number used by the imposter is in the name of Mahendra Prajapati and the same user also has alternate numbers and all numbers are in Gujarat Circle.
A case has been registered at Jubilee Hills police station on a complaint from an HMDA employee who received a message from the imposter.
Capt Waldia was cheated of Rs 28,600 by the cyber frauds on February 21 this year.
Exim firm of Sonam Kapoor's father-in-law duped of over Rs 27 crore in novel cyber fraud: Faridabad Police
The Faridabad police has busted a gang of highly-sophisticated cybercriminals involved in duping an export-import firm of the father-in-law of Sonam Kapoor of over Rs 27 crore.