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Tuesday, 1 December 2020

Beware of rising cyber fraud cases, warn Panchkula cops

Tribune News Service
Panchkula, November 30

Witnessing an increase in cyber crime, including SIM swap frauds, the Panchkula police today urged the public to beware of cyber fraud cases and steer clear of suspicious calls from unknown persons.

What cyber experts say

  • Do not share your Aadhaar number on the phone with anyone.
  • Do not share any OTP or password to anyone. If the mobile network gets jammed, file a complaint immediately with your service provider.
  • Check your bank account statement at regular intervals.
  • Activate SMS and email alerts for bank transactions.
  • Keep mobile numbers private on social networking sites.
  • Don't share ICC ID number written on the SIM card with anyone.

The advisory issued by the police spokesperson reads, "With the arrival of android smart phones, cyber crime has increased and SIM swap fraud is the latest in it. Such crime can only be prevented by being vigilant. People attempting to commit this fraud generally create a disturbance in the signal being received by the SIM card and then issue a new one with the same number for themselves. Then, they easily transfer money from the bank account of the person who has been given the new card through UPI."

from The Tribune

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