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Cyber Crime police ask citizens to remain alert against fraudsters

Hyderabad, July 6 (PMI)A 76-year-old retired local man received a fake WhatsApp video call from someone posing as Alambagh Police, Lucknow. Using the victim’s Aadhaar card, the fraudsters opened bank accounts. They intimidated the victim into closing his fixed deposits worth Rs 10,68,000 in the Union Bank of India, Hyderabad, and transferring the same to them through RTGS in three separate transactions. When the victim suspected it was a scam, he called 1930 and reported it to the National Cybercrime Reporting Portal, then made a complaint for help.

        Public Advisory: If a call raises suspicions, individuals should end the call immediately and report to nearest police station without engaging further. Beware of   FedEx, BSNL and TRAI fraud calls. Scammers can employ psychological tactics to manipulate emotions and decision-making. Do not deposit money to the unknown bank accounts believing false promises of unknown persons.

            Law enforcement officials do not initiate contact through Skype calls and insist money transfer for clearing the issues. In case they become victims of cyber financial fraud, they are advised to report the same immediately by dialling the Cyber Crime Helpline number 1930 or by visiting In case of any emergency of cyber frauds reach out to call or whatsapp 8712665171. (PMI)

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