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State cyber crime cell deactivates 84 Facebook accounts

punjab Updated: Apr 01, 2014 22:41 IST
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Nearly 99 complaints of misusing a social networking website, Facebook (FB), were received by the state cyber crime cell in the past one year, of which 84 accounts were deactivated by the cell.

It was stated by the crime investigation department (CID) inspector general Satwant Atwal Trivedi in a statement issued here on Tuesday.

In a survey conducted by the state CID wing, it was revealed that cyber crime cell, which was set up to provide technical assistance to all police stations, received 99 complaints regarding fake and hacked Facebook profiles.

From March 2013 to March 2014, the cell received 280 complaints relating to various types of cyber-crimes such as debit or credit cards frauds, online lottery scams and abuse by social media.

Trivedi said there were some cases where fraudsters used to pose themselves as debit or credit card company representatives and called people asking the details of cards. Most of the time, in such cases cards were used in online shopping, mobile recharge and online bill payments.

She added, “There were cases of hacking and fake accounts on social networking site. In such cases precaution should be taken on part of the
account users and if something doubtful is found they should inform the cyber crime cell.”

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