Thursday, 6 October, 2022
TopicCyber fraud

Topic: cyber fraud

‘Fake sites, brand names to lure people’ — how e-commerce ‘fraud’ busted by Delhi Police worked

Delhi Police’s cyber cell arrested 2 'key suspects' in 'Rs 60 lakh scam' that had customers buy items that were never delivered. HC hearing pleas of multiple brands against such fraud.

How ‘Chinese app scams’ have been targeting lakhs of Indians, looting crores since WFH took off

These scams work by enticing people with small payouts on investments or bets, and building trust. When they start investing more money, it disappears, say police.

Bulk SMS, calls, fake SBI app, 6 modules — how KYC fraudsters ‘looted over 8,000 victims’

Delhi Police have busted pan-India gang, arrested 23 people. Alleged scam worked by procuring people’s net banking credentials. Victims may have lost more than Rs 20 crore.

Why RBI wants banks to send staff in sensitive roles on 10 days of surprise leave every year

Banks have been asked to prepare a list of sensitive positions to be covered under ‘mandatory leave’ requirements and also review the list periodically.

Home ministry operationalises national helpline, reporting platforms to prevent cyber fraud

The facility empowers both the banks and the police by leveraging new-age technologies for sharing online fraud-related information and taking action in almost real-time.

Need legal advice on dealing with Covid fraud? These lawyer groups promise to help for free

Lawyers against Covifraud and India pro bono lawyers are among the groups that have organised through social media to offer advice and aid to victims of pandemic-related frauds.

Oxygen touts, bogus suppliers, fake remdesivir — full-fledged Covid con industry up & running

While Delhi Police has launched a helpline for victims, many are taking to social media to share how they paid for oxygen cylinders that never came, or were even sent fire extinguishers instead.

Fake websites, UPI hacking — Delhi saw 190% rise in cyber frauds during lockdown, police say

According to Delhi Police, 62% of all cyber complaints were related to financial fraud, 24% involved social media while the rest were cases of extortion, hate speech and others.

India to get new, ‘robust’ cyber security policy soon, says PM Modi

The policy will enable protection of information, safeguard citizen’s data, and work on cracking down on 'misinformation being spread'.

Fraud and sexual exploitation prime motives for cyber crimes in country: NCRB data

Uttar Pradesh tops the list in cyber crime, with a majority of the cases for fraud, while Mahrashtra saw the most number of sexually-motivated cyber crimes.

On Camera

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The BMW i4 eDrive40. Photo Credit: BMW

Ukraine crisis gave auto sector a crude shock. See how India is responding

The PLI scheme as well as other sops for manufacturing, show that despite some public missteps, government is trying to coax manufacturing into India.

Indian refiners scout for oil deals ahead of EU ban on Russian crude imports

European Union ban on Russian crude imports from 5 Dec will drive European refiners to buy more Middle East oil, putting them in competition with Asian buyers.

Defence

File photo of a BrahMos firing by a Su-30 MKI | Credit: IAF

IAF to increase Sukhois armed with BrahMos supersonic cruise missile with over 500km-range

The IAF currently has 40 SU-30 MKI with BrahMos, the only supersonic cruise missile in the world.

India’s hijab supporters will lose even if they win SC battle. Because the real war is political

In a highly polarised time, cornered minorities tend to lean back and protect the roots and fundamentals of what is so dear to them. Politically, it can often be a bad trap.
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