fake police calls
Be careful if you get calls from numbers with police photos, woman reveals, lest you become a victim

In the era of Artificial Intelligence and Internet, scammers every time try to cheat innocent people with a new method. Recently an Instagram user has exposed one such scam. In this scam, the swindler was trying to rob the girl by pretending to be a policeman. Who is demanding Rs 20 thousand from the girl. The man on the phone told the girl that your sister was blackmailing the minister’s son, she has been arrested. To free him, she can make a deal for twenty thousand rupees. Later the girl told him that the girl he was talking about arresting was herself.

However, the Instagram user discovered the hoax and prevented herself from falling prey to fraud thanks to her wisdom.

Call forwarding services to be discontinued
Call forwarding services will be discontinued by the government as of April 15, which is a significant decision for mobile subscribers

In a recent notification, the Telecom Department stated that subscribers who have enabled call forwarding using USSD may be requested to reactivate the service using alternate means, wherever it is guaranteed that these services won’t be turned on without your consent. The Department of Telecom (DoT) believes that USSD-based call forwarding services are being utilized in online and mobile phone-related scams, hence this decision has been made to prevent online fraud.

This is how people fall prey to con artists.

In this scenario, con artists phone your number and claim to be from your telecom operator and to have discovered a network issue with it. They then trick you by telling you that you need to dial *401# in order to fix the network issue.

It will now ask you to call an unknown number as soon as you dial this number. Following then, the scammer’s phone will receive all messages and calls on yours.

Drawbacks of forwarding calls

In addition, he will receive all transactions that come into your number, including those from your bank account, social media accounts, and internet purchases. Through this he can gain access to your social media accounts in addition to emptying your bank account. In addition, you can use call forwarding to have a second SIM card issued with your name and number.

Therefore, telecom providers such as Airtel and Reliance Jio would now need to come up with alternate ways to forward calls using Unstructured Supplementary Service Data (USSD) as per the directive from the Telecom Department. Smartphone users have also been encouraged to check their phones’ call forwarding settings and, in the event that call forwarding is enabled after dialing the ‘Star 401 hashtag,’ to turn it off right away.

Fake call center Uncovered in Noida

The staff of a phony call center who were scamming American citizens were exposed by Noida Police.

Under the guise of selling reputable organizations’ anti-virus software, the staff members of this fraudulent call center defrauded overseas customers.

On Thursday, personnel from Police Station Phase-1 searched the second floor of a building in Sector 2’s C Block using manual surveillance and private information, where they were running a phony phone center. During the operation, 12 persons were taken into custody on the spot.

In addition, after raiding the fictitious call center, the police squad also took 14 desktop computers and other relevant items. According to the police officer, every individual who has been arrested has called foreign nationals and informed them that their company has Norton and McAfee antivirus software. This addresses issues with laptops and PCs and is offered for a year at costs between US$100 (about Rs. 8,335) to US$500 (approximately Rs. 41,676).

According to an official from Noida Police, the callers used to deceive foreigners into sending them payment links via email in order to obtain money. Furthermore, the accused was operating this call center without a license.
Sections 420 (cheating), 34 (engaging in criminal conspiracy), and the Information Technology Act (IT Act) of the Indian Penal Code (IPC) have all been used in the FIR filed against the detained accused. Additional legal action has also been taken in this case.

online gaming fraud

Online gamers are now on the hit list of cyber thugs.

They lure people with high profits in online gaming and commit fraud in the name of offering games and investing in different companies.

Cyber ​​Crime Unit has raided and arrested 8 accused. 28 mobile phones and 3 laptops have been recovered from their possession  in Gurugram.

ACP Priyanshu Diwan says that after receiving information about this, a police team was formed and raided the mentioned place. This office was being run in a fraudulent manner. These people were cheating in the name of investment by playing different games.

ACP told that Sunil alias Sonu is the operator of this fraud racket. And everyone was kept on salary. Gives 2 percent of the defrauded amount as commission.

Few precautions you can take while playing on online gaming app, like;

When it’s possible, turn on multi-factor authentication (MFA) or two-factor authentication (2FA), and update your account password frequently.

Install a security program that can recognize and stop harmful software as well as warn you of phishing scams.

Make sure to log out of your account when using shared or public computers.

Never divulge your financial information or identify to someone you met in a gaming chat room.

Reporting any suspicious activity to the gaming platform is advised.

It is imperative for everyone to stay up to date with the constantly changing state regulations using reliable identity verification systems.

fake mobile applications news by mohit bajaj
Do not download any unknown mobile application in your mobile – Mohit Bajaj (Advocate), Cyber Expert

As we know that there are multiple mobile applications which can harm your mobile. But, few amongst them can give you a huge financial fraud. Sometimes you will be getting an offer to download a mobile application and get instant loan, sometimes a person will give you some offer and force you to download anydesk (a remote accessing software). Thorough these means you will incur loss in terms of money.

That’s why we should try to ignore the mobile applications which are new in the market or may be unknown to you.

Mohit Bajaj (Advocate) , Cyber Expert | Helpline – 9005720003