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.

online gaming fraud
A CYBER THUG RACKET CAUGHT IN GURUGRAM: A CAUTION FOR ONLINE GAMERS

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.

mohit bajaj
संभलकर रहें! त्योहारों का मौसम शुरू होने के साथ ही एक्टिव हो गए साइबर अपराधी

मोहित बजाज (एडवोकेट) , साइबर एक्सपर्ट – त्योहारों का मौसम शुरू हो गया है और इस दौरान ऑनलाइन शॉपिंग के जरिये बड़े मार्केट को खोला गया है, ताकि लोग ऑनलाइन शॉपिंग कर सेल में पूजा की खरीदारी कर सकें. दूसरी तरफ, साइबर क्रिमिनल भी ऑनलाइन शॉपिंग पर घात लगाए बैठे हैं. त्योहारों के मौसम पर बाजारों में रौनक है लोग खरीदारी में मशगूल हैं, लेकिन इसके साथ ही ऑनलाइन प्लेटफार्म पर भी लोगों का खासा रुझान है, लेकिन इन जगहों पर जरा सी असावधानी आपके बैंक खाते को खाली कर देती है।

इस तरह के मामले लगातार बढ़ रहे हैं. वहीं साइबर अपराधी न सिर्फ आपको आर्थिक नुकसान पहुंचाते हैं, बल्कि आपको ब्लैकमेल भी कर सकते हैं क्योंकि इन साइट्स पर कई ऐसे ऑफर रहते हैं, जिनपर क्लिक करने के साथ ही आपके मोबाइल में स्पाइवेयर, रैनसम्वेयर जैसे एप इंस्टॉल हो सकते हैं. इससे आपका डेटा चुराया जा सकता है. मामले की जानकारी देते हुए शिमोनि प्रसाद साइबर एक्सपर्ट ने बताया की अब एक नया एप भी आ गया है जिसका नाम है, “की लॉगर” जिससे आप अगर कुछ भी अपने गैजेट्स से टाइप करते हैं तो उसकी इन्फोर्मेशन साइबर अपराधी तक चली जाएगी, जिससे आपके मेल पासवर्ड के साथ अन्य इन्फॉर्मेशन भी चोरी हो सकती है.साइबर अपराधी इन दिनों फिशिंग पेज बना देते हैं और इन फिशिंग पेज पर जाने के साथ ही आप इनके शिकार हो जाते हैं. हालांकि इससे बचने का उपाय है कि आप सतर्क रहें, क्योंकि इन पेजेस का नाम भले बड़े ब्रांड से मिलता जुलता हो, लेकिन इसमें स्पेलिंग एरर होती है, जिसे हम हड़बड़ी में गौर नहीं करते है और इन पेजेस पर जाकर साइबर अपराधियों के आसान शिकार बन जाते हैं. मामले की जानकारी देते हुए रांची एसएसपी ने बताया कि साइबर फ्रॉड से बचने के लिए लोगों का जागरूक होना बेहद जरूरी है और अगर बावजूद उसके वह साइबर फ्रॉड के ट्रैप में फंस जाते हैं तो तुरंत संबंधित थाने को सूचित कर सकते हैं. बहरहाल त्योहारों के मौसम में साइबर अपराधियों की भी चांदी है, ऐसे में सावधान और सतर्क रहना जरूरी है. अगर आप ठगी के शिकार हो जाते हैं तो इसकी जानकारी साइबर सेल को जरूर दें।

Mohit Bajaj (Advocate), Cyber Expert