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Of 91 held for cyber frauds, most from outside Delhi

Police said many gangs based in other states are targeting people desperately looking for Covid medicines.
In most cases, such fraudsters contacted their intended victims after seeing SOS messages on social media for medicines and other essentials such as oxygen cylinders and concentrators.
In most cases, such fraudsters contacted their intended victims after seeing SOS messages on social media for medicines and other essentials such as oxygen cylinders and concentrators.
Published on May 12, 2021 03:53 AM IST
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ByPrawesh Lama, Hindustan Times, New Delhi

Billionaire Pallonji Shapoorji Mistry’s daughter loses money in cyber fraud

According to Colaba police station, Laila Rustom Jehangir, who resides in Dubai, had authorised her father Pallonji Shapoorji Mistry to manage the account on her behalf.
An FIR has been registered under section 420 (cheating) of Indian Penal Code and 66C (identity theft) and 66D (cheating by personation by using computer resource) of Information Technology Act against an unidentified suspect. (Getty Images/iStockphoto)
An FIR has been registered under section 420 (cheating) of Indian Penal Code and 66C (identity theft) and 66D (cheating by personation by using computer resource) of Information Technology Act against an unidentified suspect. (Getty Images/iStockphoto)
Updated on Sep 23, 2020 01:53 PM IST
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Hindustan Times, Mumbai | ByVijay Kumar Yadav

Facebook ‘friend’ cheats Mumbai nurse of Rs 17.5 lakh in cyber fraud

The alleged doctor lured the victim under the pretext of sending her expensive gifts and jewelleries worth Rs 49 lakh, and made her pay Rs 17.5 lakh for clearance of the gift parcel at the airport thus defrauding her.
According to the Malad police, in March the complainant received a friend request on Facebook from Alex Wilfred, whose profile portrayed him as a doctor from London. The complainant accepted the request and started chatting with him after he shared his phone number. (Photo @MumbaiPolice)
According to the Malad police, in March the complainant received a friend request on Facebook from Alex Wilfred, whose profile portrayed him as a doctor from London. The complainant accepted the request and started chatting with him after he shared his phone number. (Photo @MumbaiPolice)
Updated on Sep 07, 2020 04:00 PM IST
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Hindustan Times, Mumbai | ByVijay Kumar Yadav

Mumbai Police says use COD for buying liquor, lists 73 bogus numbers of fraudsters

The police authorities also urged consumers to only opt for the cash on delivery (CoD) option and not to make any payment online until the liquor is home delivered.
There has been a spike in fraud cases after online liquor sale was allowed from May 22 because of the prevailing lockdown restrictions in Mumbai, one of the Covid-19 worst-hit cities in the world.(ANI)
There has been a spike in fraud cases after online liquor sale was allowed from May 22 because of the prevailing lockdown restrictions in Mumbai, one of the Covid-19 worst-hit cities in the world.(ANI)
Updated on May 29, 2020 06:14 PM IST
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Hindustan Times, Mumbai | ByJayprakash S Naidu

Indian origin man among 3 jailed for cyber fraud in UK

The police said the case focuses on a long-term cyber fraud and money laundering operation committed by a sophisticated criminal group between January 2016 and January 2019. The group used malicious software to infiltrate computers, enabling them to access the bank accounts of individuals and businesses.
Abhay Singh, 33, admitted charges of conspiracy to conceal, disguise, convert, transfer or remove criminal property and was jailed for three years and four months.(Photo courtesy: Scotland Yard)
Abhay Singh, 33, admitted charges of conspiracy to conceal, disguise, convert, transfer or remove criminal property and was jailed for three years and four months.(Photo courtesy: Scotland Yard)
Updated on Dec 05, 2019 07:31 AM IST
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Hindustan Times, London | ByPrasun Sonwalkar

Mumbai man loses Rs 5 lakh to cyber fraud for availing Rs 12 lakh lottery money

According to police, the complainant had ordered a bedsheet from an online shopping portal Naaptol. In July, he received a letter from the portal, stating he had won a lottery ticket and was asked to pay money to avail of it.
When the man contacted Naaptol, the online portal executives told him they do not send such tickets or letters, following which the man approached the police.(HT File / Photo used for representational purpose)
When the man contacted Naaptol, the online portal executives told him they do not send such tickets or letters, following which the man approached the police.(HT File / Photo used for representational purpose)
Updated on Sep 02, 2019 06:35 AM IST
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Hindustan Times, Mumbai | ByJayprakash S Naidu, Mumbai

Maharashtra’s new anti-phishing portal acts on 197 plaints within 3 months

Till mid-June, Maharashtra cyber department’s anti-phishing portal received a total of 218 complaints and has managed to take action against 197 phishing portals, mobile numbers used for vishing calls, fake matrimonial profiles, etc.
The Maharashtra cyber department came up with the idea to start the anti-phishing portal so that hundreds of phishing and vishing attempts can be nixed in time.(Shutterstock / Representative Image)
The Maharashtra cyber department came up with the idea to start the anti-phishing portal so that hundreds of phishing and vishing attempts can be nixed in time.(Shutterstock / Representative Image)
Updated on Jun 24, 2019 02:16 PM IST
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Hindustan Times, Mumbai | ByJayprakash S Naidu, Mumbai

Tanzanian national wanted in cyber fraud in Kerala, arrested at Mumbai Airport after 3 years

The accused had allegedly cheated a woman from Ernakulum, Kerala, in 2016. He left the country after committing the crime.
The accused, a Tanzanian national, was arrested at Mumbai airport when he was on his way back to Dar es Salaam.(Satyabrata Tripathy/HT Photo)
The accused, a Tanzanian national, was arrested at Mumbai airport when he was on his way back to Dar es Salaam.(Satyabrata Tripathy/HT Photo)
Published on Mar 06, 2019 10:19 AM IST
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Hindustan Times, Mumbai | ByHT Correspondent, Mumbai

Mumbai resident calls bogus e-payment firm helpline, cheated of Rs 45,000

The 43-year-old called spoke to a fraudster posing as a customer care executive and was made to download app that revealed card details
₹45,000 was withdrawn from the complainant’s account in three transactions(Representational photo)
₹45,000 was withdrawn from the complainant’s account in three transactions(Representational photo)
Updated on Jan 25, 2019 07:53 AM IST
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Hindustan Times | ByJayprakash S Naidu, Mumbai

Mumbai man dials ‘RBI helpline’ to change demonetised currency, loses Rs 48,000

Realising that he had been duped, Vijaykumar Marwa approached the Malad police station. An FIR was filed on January 6.
Mumbai resident Vijaykumar Marwa wanted to find out how to exchange his demonetised currency but became victim of online fraud.(Getty Images/ Representative Image)
Mumbai resident Vijaykumar Marwa wanted to find out how to exchange his demonetised currency but became victim of online fraud.(Getty Images/ Representative Image)
Updated on Jan 15, 2019 12:10 PM IST
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Hindustan Times, Mumbai | ByJayprakash S Naidu, Mumbai

Woman cop suspended for alleged harassment of cyber-crime victim

The victim of cyber fraud said that Rs 1 lakh was fraudulently taken from his bank account by fraudsters posing as bank officials and he was made to run from one police station to another for two days before his complaint was registered.
A cyber police station in Jharkhand. According to rules, cyber-crime incidents can be reported at any police station.(HT File)
A cyber police station in Jharkhand. According to rules, cyber-crime incidents can be reported at any police station.(HT File)
Published on Dec 18, 2018 03:43 PM IST
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Hindustan Times, Ranchi | ByHT Correspondent, Ranchi

Woman befriends foreign national on social media, duped of Rs 7 lakh

Police have arrested a man from Ivory Coast in connection with the crime. His preliminary interrogation revealed that he was part of an organised syndicate of cyber cheats.
A case was registered with the cyber cell of Delhi Police on the basis of the victim woman’s complaint.(Getty Images/iStockphoto)
A case was registered with the cyber cell of Delhi Police on the basis of the victim woman’s complaint.(Getty Images/iStockphoto)
Updated on Dec 17, 2018 01:24 PM IST
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Hindustan Times, New Delhi | ByKarn Pratap Singh, New Delhi

Microsoft files complaint alleging cyber fraud by fake call centres in Gurugram

According to the complaint, these call centres were allegedly conning unsuspecting people under the garb of providing “technical support” using Microsoft’s name.
Police officials privy to the investigation said multiple raids were conducted at call centres in at least eight locations in Gurugram.(Reuters File)
Police officials privy to the investigation said multiple raids were conducted at call centres in at least eight locations in Gurugram.(Reuters File)
Updated on Nov 29, 2018 11:18 AM IST
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Hindustan Times | ByPavneet Singh Chadha, Gurugram

Uttar Pradesh’s Gautam Buddh Nagar adminstration attaches properties of 566 gangsters

The action has been taken against 150 criminal gangs, including 566 persons who have been booked by the police since May 1, 2017.
The Gautam Buddh Nagar administration Thursday announced its decision to attach the properties of 566 gangsters and stop their financial transactions in a major crackdown on criminals in the district.(AFP File Photo)
The Gautam Buddh Nagar administration Thursday announced its decision to attach the properties of 566 gangsters and stop their financial transactions in a major crackdown on criminals in the district.(AFP File Photo)
Published on Sep 27, 2018 05:07 PM IST
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Noida | ByPress Trust of India

Trapped during hunt for spouse online

96 cases filed between 2015 and 2018; only 43 of those solved; cops ask customers to be cautious
As many as 36 matrimonial fraud cases were reported in 2017 in Maharashtra and in 2018, eight cases have been reported till May.(PHOTO FOR REPRESENTATION)
As many as 36 matrimonial fraud cases were reported in 2017 in Maharashtra and in 2018, eight cases have been reported till May.(PHOTO FOR REPRESENTATION)
Updated on Sep 19, 2018 12:17 AM IST
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Hindustan Times | ByJayprakash S Naidu, Mumbai

Gurugram Police cyber cell flooded with applications for its summer internship

The annual internship programme by the city’s force will provide 100 students from law and technology backgrounds, intensive exposure to cyber security, and help them develop tools to assist law enforcement agencies against cyber crime and bullying.
Gurugram Police’s cyber security internship will see workshops on artificial intelligence and Big Data Analytic/Dark Web Investigations, among other topics.
Gurugram Police’s cyber security internship will see workshops on artificial intelligence and Big Data Analytic/Dark Web Investigations, among other topics.
Updated on Jun 01, 2018 12:34 PM IST
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Hindustan Times | ByNaina Arora, New Delhi
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