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WhatsApp ‘OTP scam’: What is it and how not to fall prey

Hindustan Times, New Delhi | By hindustantimes.com | Edited by Karan Manral
UPDATED ON NOV 23, 2020 03:37 PM IST
Hackers and scammers have devised a new strategy to target WhatsApp users: a one-time password (OTP).
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Himachal monsoon session: Cong set to target BJP over corruption, scams

Hindustan Times/Shimla | By Gaurav Bisht, Shimla
UPDATED ON SEP 06, 2020 12:37 AM IST
Opposition will bring up ‘involvement’ of BJP minister in dubious land deals, ‘mismanagement’ during pandemic
West Bengal governor Jagdeep Dhankhar and ruling Trinamool Congress (TMC) got into a war of words again(Samir Jana/HT photo)
West Bengal governor Jagdeep Dhankhar and ruling Trinamool Congress (TMC) got into a war of words again(Samir Jana/HT photo)

Bengal governor alleges ‘multi-crore scam’

Hindustan Times, Kolkata | By HT Correspondent
PUBLISHED ON AUG 21, 2020 02:50 PM IST
Dhankhar said an inquiry panel set up to probe corruption allegations in the purchase of medical equipment to deal with the Covid-19 pandemic was an attempt to cover up the truth
Stach of currency notes seen in this representative image.(File phopto)
Stach of currency notes seen in this representative image.(File phopto)

Bihar’s vigilance bureau lodges second FIR against IAS officer in scam worth Rs 17 crore

Hindustan Times, Patna | By Avinash Kumar | Edited by Sparshita Saxena
UPDATED ON JUL 16, 2020 04:10 PM IST
In April 2019, the VIB submitted charge sheet against IAS officer SM Raju, two retired IAS officers and five others for alleged involvement in scam wherein funds to the tune to more than Rs 5.55 crore were embezzled.
Four bills of Rs 6,720 for 96kg seeds each and one bill of Rs 8,120 for 116kg seeds, issued by PAU’s Ladhowal Seed Farm, were seized from the private seed store during a raid on May 4.(HT File Photo)
Four bills of Rs 6,720 for 96kg seeds each and one bill of Rs 8,120 for 116kg seeds, issued by PAU’s Ladhowal Seed Farm, were seized from the private seed store during a raid on May 4.(HT File Photo)

PAU seed sale protocol under scanner after scam

Hindustan Times, Ludhiana | By Mohit Khanna, Ludhiana
UPDATED ON JUN 15, 2020 02:21 AM IST
Nearly 5 quintals of new variety paddy seeds were sold to a seed store near PAU against a cash payment of Rs 35,000, even though the seeds were under trial

In first-ever audit of Noida-Greater Noida, CAG sees many scams

HIndustan Times, Lucknow | By Brajendra K Parashar, Lucknow
PUBLISHED ON FEB 10, 2020 08:01 PM IST
The CAG audit of the two authorities covers the period 2005 to 2018.
Congress spokesperson Pawan Khera also alleged that the government is “weakening” another public sector Container Corporation, which was till now a profit-making company.(HT Photo/Representative Image)
Congress spokesperson Pawan Khera also alleged that the government is “weakening” another public sector Container Corporation, which was till now a profit-making company.(HT Photo/Representative Image)

Government selling assets in garb of disinvestment, alleges Congress

New Delhi | By Press Trust of India
UPDATED ON OCT 09, 2019 08:56 PM IST
Alleging a scam in the sale of public sector Bharat Petroleum Corporation (BPCL), the Congress on Wednesday claimed the BJP government was evading parliamentary oversight to sell navratna companies in the garb of strategic disinvestment.
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Bains seeks CBI probe into irrigation ‘scam’

By HT Correspondent, Ludhiana
UPDATED ON OCT 07, 2019 11:05 PM IST
Bains accused chief minister Capt Amarinder Singh of favouring the SAD and Badals
Belagavi Panthers(Belagavi Panthers/Twitter)
Belagavi Panthers(Belagavi Panthers/Twitter)

Karnataka Premier League team owner arrested for betting

Bengaluru | By Vikram Gopal
UPDATED ON SEP 25, 2019 10:44 AM IST
The KSCA runs the KPL T-20 tournament every year on the lines of the popular Indian Premier League (IPL) T-20 tournament by the cash-rich Board of Control for Cricket in India (BCCI).
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Patiala fake RCs, permits scam: SIT yet to complete probe, police fail to procure records from RTA

Hindustan Times, Chandigarh | By Navrajdeep Singh, Patiala
UPDATED ON SEP 24, 2019 10:51 PM IST
In October last year, police had arrested two persons involved in the fake documents’ nexus and recovered 69 RCs issued in name of Patiala RTA, 11 in name of Ambala RTA, and 132 fake transport permits
Former Chhattisgarh Chief Minister Raman Singh has termed the allegations of his involvement in the PDS ‘scam’ as Congress ‘vendetta’(HT PHOTO)
Former Chhattisgarh Chief Minister Raman Singh has termed the allegations of his involvement in the PDS ‘scam’ as Congress ‘vendetta’(HT PHOTO)

Raman Singh denies role in Chattisgarh PDS ‘scam’ after accused claims he played part

Hindustan Times, Raipur | By Ritesh Mishra
UPDATED ON SEP 13, 2019 10:59 PM IST
The former manager Shiv Shankar Bhatt, who was posted in Civil Supplies department in Raipur in 2001, gave a statement under oath to the local court alleging that he was privy to supplying of Rs 5 crore cash to the BJP party office during 2013 state assembly elections. Bhatt was arrested in 2015 and is currently on bail.
Bengal education minister Partha Chatterjee was questioned for about four hours at the agency’s Salt Lake office.(PTI PHOTO.)
Bengal education minister Partha Chatterjee was questioned for about four hours at the agency’s Salt Lake office.(PTI PHOTO.)

CBI questions TMC’s Partha Chatterjee, former top cop Rajeev Kumar in ponzi scams

Hindustan Times, Kolkata | By HT Correspondent
UPDATED ON AUG 16, 2019 10:37 PM IST
Only seven days earlier, on August 9, Rajya Sabha MP and national spokesperson of the TMC, Derek O’Brien, was questioned by CBI officers on the matter of funding of the party’s Bengali mouthpiece Jago Bangla.
The tweets have collected a ton of reactions from netizens.(Video screengrab: YouTube/Sam Pepper Live)
The tweets have collected a ton of reactions from netizens.(Video screengrab: YouTube/Sam Pepper Live)
The current government began a water conservation scheme to help drought-prone areas; the Nationalist Congress Party (NCP) started an irrigation scam, the Shiv Sena said on Tuesday, hitting back at NCP chief Sharad Pawar for criticising the government’s efforts to tackle drought across the state.(Pratham Gokhale/HT Photo)
The current government began a water conservation scheme to help drought-prone areas; the Nationalist Congress Party (NCP) started an irrigation scam, the Shiv Sena said on Tuesday, hitting back at NCP chief Sharad Pawar for criticising the government’s efforts to tackle drought across the state.(Pratham Gokhale/HT Photo)

‘We began scheme, NCP started scam’: Shiv Sena

Mumbai | By HT Correspondent
PUBLISHED ON MAY 08, 2019 03:52 AM IST
“The current government has implemented Jalyukt Shivar (the water conservation scheme), but the biggest scam was in the irrigation department of the previous government,” an editorial in Sena’s mouthpiece, Saamana, said.
Senior’s weakness for scams may be warning sign of dementia.(Unsplash)
Senior’s weakness for scams may be warning sign of dementia.(Unsplash)

Senior’s weakness for scams may be warning sign of dementia

Associated Press | By Associated Press, Washington
UPDATED ON APR 18, 2019 02:46 PM IST
New research suggests seniors who aren’t on guard against scams also might be at risk for eventually developing Alzheimer’s disease.
Jaipur police showing the radioactive suit and paraphernalia recovered from the accused.(HT Photo)
Jaipur police showing the radioactive suit and paraphernalia recovered from the accused.(HT Photo)

Rajasthan’s multi-crore radioactive material fraud began from an advertorial

Hindustan Times, Jaipur | By Jaykishan Sharma
UPDATED ON MAR 25, 2019 10:38 AM IST
The advertorial was about a precious radioactive anti-metal, one gram of which cost 25 million US dollars. The advertorial said this travels to different planets. This gave one of the accused an idea about duping people in the name of radioactive material.
Baljinder Singh
Baljinder Singh

Indian-origin man in UK jailed for IT scam

Hindustan Times, London | By Prasun Sonwalkar
UPDATED ON MAR 25, 2019 11:54 AM IST
Baljinder Singh, charged with money-laundering, was part of the scam that included taking money from the victims, but instead of fixing any problem, they would install malicious software on the computer that would allow them to steal more money, officials said.
(Photo by Mujeeb Faruqui/Hindustan Times)(HT file photo)
(Photo by Mujeeb Faruqui/Hindustan Times)(HT file photo)

‘Unlike a saint’: BJP hits out at ‘Computer Baba’ who got prized post in MP

Hindustan Times, Bhopal | By Ranjan
UPDATED ON MAR 11, 2019 10:51 PM IST
Self-styled Godman Computer Baba aka Namdev Das Tyagi appointed as chairman of ‘Ma Narmda, Ma Shipra, Ma Mandakini Nadi Nyas’ by Congress government claims he will expose scam on plantation on Narmada banks but BJP in a counter attack alleges his conduct is not like a saint
File image of Edgbaston cricket ground(Getty Images)
File image of Edgbaston cricket ground(Getty Images)

Be cautious of any potential financial scams during WC: ICC warns cricket fans

Dubai | By PTI
UPDATED ON FEB 28, 2019 08:48 PM IST
The ICC also recommended some actions against fraud and noted the online resources which are available for victims of fraud.
Ten Indian men and 24 Thai women have been arrested in Thailand for their alleged involvement in fake marriages aimed at extending spousal visas in the country, authorities said.(PTI/Representative Image)
Ten Indian men and 24 Thai women have been arrested in Thailand for their alleged involvement in fake marriages aimed at extending spousal visas in the country, authorities said.(PTI/Representative Image)

10 Indian men, 24 Thai women arrested over fake-marriage scam in Thailand

Bangkok | By Press Trust of India
UPDATED ON DEC 05, 2018 07:27 PM IST
The arrests are part of an ongoing crackdown launched by the Immigration Police Bureau on foreigners living unlawfully in the country, it said.
India had cancelled the AgustaWestland VVIP chopper deal after the bribery allegations surfaced in 2014.(HT File Photo)
India had cancelled the AgustaWestland VVIP chopper deal after the bribery allegations surfaced in 2014.(HT File Photo)

VVIP chopper deal accused Christian Michel being extradited to India, departs from Dubai

Hindustan Times, New Delhi | By HT Correspondent
UPDATED ON DEC 04, 2018 10:32 PM IST
Christian Michel’s lawyer, Abdul Moneim Bin Suwaidan had argued in court that Indian authorities did not follow “proper procedures” when requesting the extradition.
Children from across Uttar Pradesh turned up at a Noida stadium on Monday, November 13, 2018, to participate in the trials of a kabaddi tournament that turned out to be a fraud.(Sunil Ghosh / HT Photo)
Children from across Uttar Pradesh turned up at a Noida stadium on Monday, November 13, 2018, to participate in the trials of a kabaddi tournament that turned out to be a fraud.(Sunil Ghosh / HT Photo)

Fake website dupes over 200 children of Rs 1 lakh on pretext of kabaddi trials at Noida

Hindustan Times, Noida | By Tanmayee Tyagi
PUBLISHED ON NOV 13, 2018 08:58 AM IST
Children from various districts of Uttar Pradesh turned up at the Noida Stadium on Monday morning to participate in the ‘trials’ that had been scheduled for November 12-15, 2018. When the children enquired about the trials, they realised that nothing was scheduled at the stadium.
Municipal workers protested by pilling garbage to press for their various demands including pay scales at outer circle, Connaught place.(HT File Photo)
Municipal workers protested by pilling garbage to press for their various demands including pay scales at outer circle, Connaught place.(HT File Photo)

AAP alleges scam in north civic body

Hindustan Times, New Delhi | By HT Correspondent
UPDATED ON SEP 25, 2018 07:08 AM IST
The AAP on Monday alleged irregularities worth several crores in the North Delhi Municipal Corporation over compensation awarded to the landowners
The probe into the scam revealed that the subsidised rations meant for underprivileged people were siphoned off and sold at high rates in the open market by owners of fair price shops in 39 districts across UP.(Representative image/Getty Images)
The probe into the scam revealed that the subsidised rations meant for underprivileged people were siphoned off and sold at high rates in the open market by owners of fair price shops in 39 districts across UP.(Representative image/Getty Images)

Anomalies to fore at 1,075 fair price shops in UP

Hindustan Times, Lucknow | By HT Correspondent, Lucknow
PUBLISHED ON SEP 19, 2018 01:56 PM IST
PDS Scam: Owners of these shops will be made accused in multi-crore irregularities
Congress president Rahul Gandhi, MP Jyotiraditya Scindia and state unit president Kamal Nath during a roadshow in Bhopal.(PTI)
Congress president Rahul Gandhi, MP Jyotiraditya Scindia and state unit president Kamal Nath during a roadshow in Bhopal.(PTI)

Demonetisation biggest scam of Modi govt: Rahul Gandhi in Bhopal

Bhopal | By Press Trust of India
UPDATED ON SEP 17, 2018 09:40 PM IST
Congress president Rahul Gandhi claimed that the BJP-led government has waived loans worth Rs 1.5 lakh crore which was the NPA of 15 big industries. He questioned why the loans of farmers, who “have borrowed just Rs 5000”, could not be waived.
The amount includes RS 29 lakh deposited by Priya Sharma.(HT Photo)
The amount includes RS 29 lakh deposited by Priya Sharma.(HT Photo)

NH 74 scam: Rs 5 crore deposited in Uttarakhand Congress’s election account

Hindustan Times, Haldwani | By Abhinav Madhwal, Haldwani
UPDATED ON SEP 17, 2018 05:57 AM IST
The special investigation team (SIT) probing the NH 74 scam has found that Rs 5 crore was deposited in the election account of the Uttarakhand Congress
Harvinder Kaur(HT PHOTO)
Harvinder Kaur(HT PHOTO)

Car rental scam: Woman held for duping 200 people of Rs 6.5cr

Hindustan Times, Mumbai | By Vijay Kumar Yadav, Mumbai
PUBLISHED ON AUG 26, 2018 03:37 AM IST
The woman, identified as 36-year-old Harvinder Kaur alias Vini Nagpal, and her business partner, Naresh Navle, 35, would lure people to invest money in their two companies that bought cars for tourist services.
The retired Briagadier received phone calls from people, who claimed to be working at Principal Controller of Defence Accounts Pune.(File Photo)
The retired Briagadier received phone calls from people, who claimed to be working at Principal Controller of Defence Accounts Pune.(File Photo)

Retired brigadier pays conmen Rs 35,000 over promise of Rs 3.2 lakh ‘retirement bonus’

Gurugram, Hindustan Times | By Pavneet Singh Chadha
UPDATED ON JUN 07, 2018 10:20 AM IST
The retired Briagadier says the accused gained his confidence by sharing confidential details of his career in the army, which is available only with Army Headquarters.
The case was registered on the complaint of Punjab State Warehousing Corporation district manager(HT File/representative Image)
The case was registered on the complaint of Punjab State Warehousing Corporation district manager(HT File/representative Image)

Warehousing corp unearths Rs 70 lakh scam in wheat purchase at Tarn Taran

Hindustan Times, Tarn Taran | By Anil Shamra
UPDATED ON MAY 19, 2018 09:19 PM IST
The corporation had given Rs 65 lakh and 17 bundles of gunny bags worth Rs 5 lakh to Kamal Kishor for purchasing 7,000 wheat bags (3,50,000 kg) but he didn’t deliver a single bag.
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