After fake loan apps, cyber fraudsters have now switched to phishing by circulating SMS in the name of a Wayanad-based cooperative bank promising instant loans.
On the directives of the higher officials, it has issued loan recovery notices to all the defaulters as well as to their guarantors.
“I apologise to everyone who trusted me and invested their money in the firm. And I hope that my end will bring their money back,” it read.
Kozhikode District Collector Narasimhugari T L Reddy is the latest bureaucrat whose fake account was made to swindle money.
Krishna Lanka police registered a case against Krishna Reddy under sections 420 and 380 of the IPC, and formed a special team to nab the accused.
Sanjay Chhabria "connived" with Avinash Bhosale and "diverted" funds to the latter in his various beneficially owned companies, the ED claimed.
Sources from MKU said there were a lot of complaints about retired deputy registrar Selvam, who retired three months ago.
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.
Pointing out that there is some lapse in the present deposit guarantee scheme in the cooperative banks, Congress demanded that the CM provide guarantee to the whole amount deposited by people.
The accused manager was deputed in the clearance and draft amount transfer of inward checks from various banks and reconciliation of the current account of the state Cooperative Bank.
Before making businessmen their targets, the cons gathered information from local people about them. They extorted money primarily from traders who were not fair with their customers.
Fraudsters lured him by encouraging him to become a distributor for a non-existent herbal product that rhymes with Viagra.
A legal official who is familiar with Suu Kyi's cases said she was formally indicted on Monday on two corruption counts on charges of allegedly receiving USD 550,000 in bribes in 2019 and 2020.
The BCCI, which has a zero tolerance policy towards age fraud, currently uses the TW3 method based on X-ray of left hand and wrist for age determination.
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