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₹ 12.00 lakh saved during August: Cyber Police Station Kashmir

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Srinagar: In order to extend the services to the general public and to redress their grievances, Cyber Police Kashmir is receiving complaints regarding various online frauds, scams and other Cyber related crimes on routine basis, said a police spokesperson.

“During the month of August-2021, Cyber Police Station Kashmir Zone, Srinagar received multiple complaints wherein complainants have been duped by fraudsters on the pretext of various attractive offers,” the spokesperson said.

“A complainant hailing from the remote area of Kulgam District was duped of an amount of ₹7,57,000/- by the Cyber Scammers in an online trade scam. The complainant being lone brother of four sisters had saved the said money to fulfil the marriage formalities of his sisters,” he said.

The spokesperson further said: “The scammers came in contact with the complainant through social media and motivated him to invest his money in online trading, for which he was promised of hefty returns. The victim got trapped in the scam and lost amount of ₹7.57 lacs. The victim after losing his entire savings felt cheated by the online scammers and reported the fraud to Cyber Police Station Kashmir, Srinagar.”

“The financial team of Cyber Police Station, Kashmir Srinagar acted swiftly on the compliant and after strenuous efforts managed to save whole amount and the perpetrators were made to refund the said amount into the victim’s bank account. Moreover, in OTP/Vishing fraud, KYC frauds and other trending scams, Cyber Police Station Kashmir, Srinagar successfully saved an amount of ₹4,50,000/- of gullible people,” the spokespersons said.

“General public is once again advised not to believe individuals who contact in the name of investment/trade advisors for investing money in online trading. In order to get undue profits within short periods and don’t transfer any amount either online or through any other mode as they are entirely fake,” he said.

“Since the internet has enabled and accelerated new forms of personal interactions through instant messaging, internet forums and social networking sites, the vulnerability of getting trapped into cyber scams/frauds gets increased exponentially. General public is advised to refrain from downloading any remote access apps like Team viewer, quick support, Any Desk App etc. or dialling fake helpline or customer care numbers found on Google search engine. These legitimate apps are remote software tool, which provides third party a complete hold of the users’ cell phones/computer. Victims in particular and general public at large the work of Cyber Police Station Kashmir, Srinagar,” he added.

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