Never miss a story

Get subscribed to our newsletter


×
Cyberattacks are the fastest growing crime in the US. Unsplash

Online fraudsters might have mastered the art of duping people with various new stratagems but their inability to communicate fluently in English has limited their reach to the Hindi-speaking belt. An analysis of complaints received on the National Cyber Crime Reporting Portal reveals that the majority of the victims are from Delhi, Haryana, Uttar Pradesh, Madhya Pradesh and Rajasthan.

On the contrary, when it comes to getting SIM cards to be used in the crime, the fraudsters are getting them from distant places like Assam and Telangana. It was established that the SIM cards are sourced from regions as far-off as Assam’s Barpeta, and also Telangana.


“This is done mostly with the help of long-distance transporters (mostly truck drivers) that are from the Mewat region as well as some distant relatives of these cyber criminals who have settled in those areas,” DCP, Cyber Cell, Anyesh Roy said.

Follow NewsGram on Facebook for more updates.

A module recently busted by the Delhi Police with the arrest at least 10 people and apprehension of two juveniles has revealed that the fraudsters use two basic methods to dupe people in the Hindi-speaking belt.


91% of attacks begin with email phishing. Unsplash

In one, the accused pose as army or paramilitary personnel posting advertisements on popular e-commerce websites for sale of their goods, mostly cars or bikes. They even post photographs of vehicles, mostly taken from the internet, that have either Indian Army or the name of a paramilitary force written on them, with the intent to first win the trust of the victim.

They, then, lure potential buyers to transfer an advance amount into a bank account or an e-Wallet account to seal the deal.

Once this initial amount is paid, they coax the victim to pay more on the pretext of transport and handling charges, GST, etc. Once this is done, they cut all contacts with the victim.

In the second mode, the accused, posing as army or paramilitary personnel, contact the seller of any second-hand goods on e-commerce sites. Once initial contact is established, they tell the seller that they would send the money via a QR code that needs to be scanned. The victim, believing the accused to be a genuine buyer, scans the malicious QR code sent to their mobile and the money, instead of getting credited, gets debited from their account.


Malware attack is the most costly cyber attack. Unsplash

With the objective of dismantling the cyber fraud ‘industry’ flourishing in the tri-junction region of Haryana, Rajasthan and UP, the Delhi Police’s Cyber Crime Unit/CyPAD, has started concerted action against its entire ecosystem comprising callers, the ‘money mules’ and the SIM sellers.

Acting on approximately 300 complaints received on National Cybercrime Reporting Portal, action has been initiated against the entire fraud chain comprising of callers impersonating as prospective buyers of second hand goods listed on mobile apps, account holders in whose bank accounts the defrauded money is transferred and SIM sellers who have issued multiple SIM cards on fake and bogus IDs.

Also Read: New Fossil Suggests T. Rex Spent 20 Million Years Getting Smart

Later, raids were conducted in the Mewat region and ten accused persons were arrested.

The Delhi Police has also given people some tips to safeguard themselves from being defrauded online.

“Verify credentials of buyer or seller before making or receiving payment online… a buyer or seller showing unreasonable hurry or urgency is a likely fraudster. Also don’t click on any link or scan a QR Code.. You may lose money. Try avoiding accepting or making advance payment. It may be a trap to defraud you. Fraudsters use fake identity proof of national institutions to gain confidence and faith. Beware of any such attempt,” the DCP said. (IANS)


Popular

The UK government on Thursday announced that it will move India from the red to the amber list on Sunday, in the country's latest update to the 'Red-Amber-Green' traffic light ratings for arrivals into England amid the Covid-19 pandemic.

This means the visit visas for the UK from India are open, in addition to other long-term visas that have remained open. But travellers from India arriving in England can complete a 10-day quarantine at home or in the place they are staying (not mandatorily quarantine in a managed hotel).

Keep Reading Show less
ians

Pakistan has failed miserably to protect Hindus, their interests.

A Hindu temple in Pakistan's Punjab province was reportedly vandalized by hundreds of people after a nine-year-old Hindu boy, who allegedly urinated at a local seminary, received bail, a media report said on Thursday.

According to the Dawn news report, the incident took place on Wednesday in Bhong town, about 60 km from Rahim Yar Khan city.

Besides the vandalization, the mob also blocked the Sukkur-Multan Motorway (M-5), the report added.

Citing sources, Dawn news said that a case was registered against the minor on July 24 based on a complaint filed by a cleric, Hafiz Muhammad Ibrahim, of the Darul Uloom Arabia Taleemul Quran.

The sources said that "some Hindu elders did tender an apology to the seminary administration saying the accused was a minor and mentally challenged".

But, when a lower court granted him bail a few days ago, some people incited the public in the town on Wednesday and got all shops there closed in protest, the report quoted the sources as further saying.

A video clip showing people wielding clubs and rods storming the temple and smashing its glass doors, windows, lights, and damaging the ceiling fans went viral on social media.

Also Read: Hindu Woman Axed To Death In Pakistan

Keep Reading Show less
Pixabay

God and Goddess

By- Devakinanda

OṀ KALMASHARAHITABHŨMYAI NAMAH:

Keep reading... Show less