Cyber Crime ALERT! Fraudsters using these methods to fleece money online
As more and more people are adopting the online mode of banking and transactions, fraudsters have changed their modus operandi to dupe netizens.
As more and more people are adopting the online mode of banking and transactions, fraudsters have changed their modus operandi to dupe netizens. In recent times, many online frauds came to the fore. They adopt various methods to fleece people, which include debit and credit card skimming, data fishing, fake lottery, fake online products, among others. Swindlers operate their rackets from various places across the country. Social media profiles of people have become the mine of information for these scamsters. They go through people's online profiles and gather personal information about them. They use these details to target individuals. Gurugram Police on Friday arrested a person in an online cheating case and declared proclaimed offender.
During the investigation, the accused revealed the modus operandi of their operation. According to an IANS report, the accused told police that he and his associated would create fake profiles on social media sites to lure victims. They would lure victims on the pretext of lottery-based expensive gifts. The scamsters would ask their prey to deposit some money as customs duty for releasing the gift. He defrauded many people before coming into Gurugram Police's fold.
Many youngsters have taken to this method of defrauding people online to make quick money. Besides that, in this method they don't need to possess any fireams. Recently, many such cases have come to light. Recently, a call centre, which was involved in online fraud, was busted by the Uttar Pradesh police.