You will then receive a message asking you to pay a processing fee as you are eligible for the loan.
A government doctor who was duped in an online fraud received his money back within a few hours, thanks to the city police.
Rohit Rajendra Jambhule from Puyardand in Chimur tehsil jumped into the well and ended his life after paying Rs 10,000 online.
According to the hi-tech cell, it could be handiwork of online fraudsters based in North India. The preliminary probe revealed that the fake profiles were recently created from Rajasthan and Odisha.
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On August 13, he had received a call from an unidentified man impersonating as a customer care executive from a private bank.
The doctor was also cheated of over Rs 90 lakh by a Kyrgyzstan-based company after placing a similar online order in May
Lack of technical knowledge to use e-commerce platforms and accepting anonymous friend requests on social media have led to people falling prey to cyber fraudsters
Nine persons have lost their money to such fraud in the state, say Cyberdome officials
Earlier, SBI had also cautioned people against fake UPI IDs doing rounds in the guise of PM-CARES Fund.
“The cyber fraudsters are using Ransomware, a type of malware, to hold hospitals and banks digitally hostage and are committing data theft,” the Hyderabad cyber crime police said.
The IDs have been created on UPI handle of Indian banks including PNB, HDFC Bank, SBI, ICICI Bank, Yes Bank, to mislead people.
Cyber-criminals have been exploiting fears around the COVID-19 outbreak to conduct email scams, phishing and ransom ware attacks.
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Those aged between 15 and 40 are more vulnerable to the app-based fraud and those aged above easily fall prey to frauds like OTP thefts, said the official.