Financial fraud report soon a call away
The economic offence wing (EOW) of the state crime branch is going to introduce a toll-free number to help people report information about financial irregularities.
“We have requested the Government of India to provide a toll-free number for EOW through which people can not only inform but make complaints about any sort of financial frauds or suspicious transactions,” ADG (Crime Branch) BK Sharma said.
“It is observed that due to lack of awareness and proper enquiry about financial institutions involved in money circulation schemes, people mainly from the undeveloped areas have become victims to many fraudsters. They lure these people offering high returns and gradually trap them. Now we believe that this number will help us to catch big cats,” added Sharma.
Besides, the wing is also contemplating to initiate poster campaign across the state to raise awareness of financial scams.
In the state capital, after the Hi-Tech group's alleged multi-crore land scam came to limelight, the Crime Branch of the State police flooded with allegations of financial frauds committed by unscrupulous agencies.