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Tag: Online Fraud

Senior Citizens Loses Over Rs 11 Lakh While Ordering Pizza Online
Senior Citizens Loses Over Rs 11 Lakh While Ordering Pizza Online

The fraudster transferred and withdrew Rs 11.78 lakh from the woman's bank account between November 14 and December 1, 2021, he said.

'Double Your Money In 50 Days': Over 200 People In Bhubaneswar Duped By Cyber Fraudsters
'Double Your Money In 50 Days': Over 200 People In Bhubaneswar Duped By Cyber Fraudsters

Cyber fraudsters are on the prowl as Odisha is witnessing a spike in online crimes. Fraudsters are alluring people with several tempting schemes and are looting their savings. Several such cases have come to the fore in recent times posing a challenge to the Cyber Police.

Microsoft To Skill 1 Lakh Indians In Cybersecurity By 2022
Microsoft To Skill 1 Lakh Indians In Cybersecurity By 2022

Microsoft has introduced four new security, compliance and identity certifications, of which the accredited certification for Fundamentals will be offered at zero-cost for any individual who attends the associated training through this initiative.

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WhatsApp Hacking Case: Odisha Crime Branch Confirms Nigerian Gang Link

In the latest development in the WhatsApp account hack of Odisha Computer Application Centre (OCAC) CEO, Manoj Kumar Patnaik, Odisha Crime Branch on Wednesday confirmed the involvement of Nigerian nationals.

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This Odisha Woman Loses Rs 3.5 L From Bank Account After ‘Mobile Theft’

A woman whose mobile phone was allegedly stolen, has lost Rs 3.5 lakh from her bank account. The victim woman has been identified as a resident of Chhatrali village under Soro of Balasore district.

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Online Fraud: Cyber Criminals Dupe Over Rs 1.28 Crore In Odisha In August
Online Fraud: Cyber Criminals Dupe Over Rs 1.28 Crore In Odisha In August

Odisha reported online fraud to the tune of Rs 1.28 crore in August this year. The data was released by the Cyber Help Desk of Bhubaneswar Urban Police District (UPD).

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‘Nice Share’ Dupes Hundreds In Odisha’s Gajapati, Police Probe On To Bust Online Gambling App

Enticed by the scheme, the gullible victims even went on to invest bigger amounts ranging up to Rs 18 lakh.

SBI Customers Be Aware! Fraudsters On Prowl, Commissionerate Police Issues Advisory

The Commissionerate Police also issued a help desk number (for Bhubaneswa) to report cyber fraud incident.

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KYC Fraud: Lady Teacher In Bhubaneswar Loses Rs 60,000

A lady teacher in the Capital City was duped to the tune of Rs 60,000 by cyber fraudsters recently. The miscreants looted her under the pretext of getting an online KYC updated

Matrimony Fraud: Woman Posing As UK Doctor Cheats Odisha Man Of Rs 4 Lakh
Matrimony Fraud: Woman Posing As UK Doctor Cheats Odisha Man Of Rs 4 Lakh

A case in this regard has been lodged at the Nemalo Police Station by Panda following which an investigation has been initiated into the matter.

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Man Dupes Woman of Rs 2.5 Cr After Befriending Her On FB

Rajasthan Police have arrested a man for duping a woman of Rs 2.5 crore after befriending her on Facebook as a foreign woman.

Odisha Man Nabbed For Online Fraud By Delhi Police;100 SIM, Aadhaar Cards Seized

Balasore: A police team from Delhi’s Amar Colony Police Station on Saturday arrested a 35-year-old man from Basta area in Balasore district on the charges of online fraud and duping an export and import company of the national capital. The accused has been identified as Sanmay Panda. He has been arrested by Delhi police with […]

Arvind Kejriwal's Daughter Duped Of Rs 34K On e-Commerce Platform: Delhi Police
Arvind Kejriwal's Daughter Duped Of Rs 34K On e-Commerce Platform: Delhi Police

New Delhi: Delhi Chief Minister Arvind Kejriwal’s daughter Harshita has allegedly been duped of Rs 34,000 by a man, who approached her as a buyer on an e-commerce platform, where she had put up a sofa on sale, police said on Monday. An FIR under the relevant sections of the Indian Penal Code (IPC) has […]

Valentines Day Fraud Offer Scam
BEWARE! This Valentine's Day, Stay Away From Scammers' Special Offers

Bhubaneswar: Just when people thought they have seen almost every high-profile online scams, a fresh phishing attack promising lucrative offers and deals for this Valentine’s Day – when lovers express their affection with love and gifts for their partners, has given all quite an unfamiliar jolt. Cyber experts have warned people regarding the ‘FAKE’ Valentine’s […]

Online Fraud: ‘Cyber Criminals Swindle Over Rs 10 Lakh In 3 Days In Odisha’

Bhubaneswar: The cyber criminals are on the prowl in Odisha and have reportedly swindled over Rs 10 lakh in the last three days, informed Bhubaneswar DCP Umashankar Dash on Wednesday. While talking to reporters, the Bhubaneswar DCP informed that the newly set up Cybercrime Helpdesk is getting flooded with calls from people who are reporting […]

Cyber Fraud: Two Odisha Youths Lose Rs 73,200 To Online Bike Sale Ad On Facebook
Cyber Fraud: Two Odisha Youths Lose Rs 73,200 To Online Bike Sale Ad On Facebook

Koraput: There seems to be no let-up in cyber-related frauds in Odisha with two more youths from Laxmipur block of Koraput district becoming the latest victims to the fraudster and losing nearly Rs 74,000 while buying a motorcycle online. The duped youths are Sachin Huika, son of Laxmipur sarpanch and a JCB driver, Sukha Sarka. […]

WhatsApp Fraud! 2 Chinese Women Among 12 Arrested For Duping Crores From Over 40K People
WhatsApp Fraud! 2 Chinese Women Among 12 Arrested For Duping Crores From Over 40K People

New Delhi: Twelve people, including two Chinese women, were arrested for allegedly cheating people by promising lucrative returns through an online marketing campaign. The accused have cheated around 40,000 people of crores in two months The Chinese nationals have been identified as Chaohong Deng Daoyong (27) and Wu Jiazhi (54), police said. The accused installed […]

Beware Odisha! Don't Fall Prey To Rising Menace Of Sextortion

Bhubaneswar: Online crime has gone a notch lower and deeper. As if financial fraud was not enough, the scamsters are now eyeing gullible youngsters to extort money by blackmail through social media platforms. And in the era of digital revolution, instances of cyber risk and security threat have also risen manifolds, the latest menace being […]

Alert: Income Tax Department Warns Users On Fake Links On Refunds

Bhubaneswar: The Income Tax department has warned tax payers of fake links which promises to give refunds. In a tweet, the Income Tax department has said that such links are phishing messages and not sent by the department. The IT department has further asked the tax payers/ users to be extra vigilant while coming across […]

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Cyber Fraud: ‘Jamtara’ Gang Active In Bhubaneswar; Commissionerate Police Cautions People

Bhubaneswar: It seems the fraudsters of Jamtara –infamous as the cybercrime capital of India– are now on the prowl and in search of their next target, this time in the smart city of Bhubaneswar. The Commissionerate Police recently released a video and cautioned people to remain alert as the cyber fraudsters of Jamtara in Jharkhand […]

After Online Liquor Cyber Fraudsters Target People Through SM Advertisements

Bhubaneswar: The enticing advertisements announcing lucrative discount offers and shopping freebies over the social media may not always be real. It could be a trap set by cyber fraudsters to swindle the gullible shoppers. Recently, a Bhubaneswar resident learnt it the hard way. Trinath Moharana, a resident of Bhubaneswar almost ended up losing around Rs […]

Job Fraud: Two Odisha Youths Fall Prey To Scam, Lose Over Rs 2 Lakh
Job Fraud: Two Odisha Youths Fall Prey To Scam, Lose Over Rs 2 Lakh

Berhampur: Two youths from Ganjam district have reportedly fallen prey to online job fraudsters amid the COVID-19 pandemic. As per reports, both the job aspirants lost Rs 2 lakh to the fraudsters who had promised them jobs at the Airport Authority of India (AAI). One of the complainants, Gupteswar Pradhan informed that he received a […]

Conmen Target Facebook Users In Odisha, Seek Money From Contacts
Conmen Target Facebook Users In Odisha, Seek Money From Contacts

Jeypore: With most people spending their time on cyberspace amid the COVID-19 pandemic, cyber crooks are coming up with new ways to swindle unaware users. Some Facebook users in Koraput alleged that they have been duped by unknown people hacking into their social media accounts. They have approached police alleging that their Facebook profiles were […]

Odisha Techie Duped Of Rs 80,000 While Buying Liquor Online

Bhubaneswar: A software engineer was duped of around Rs 80,000 after he reportedly placed an order for home delivery of liquor in Bhubaneswar. The matter came to the fore after the engineer lodged a complaint in this regard at Chandrasekharpur Police Station on Tuesday. The techie alleged that the money was deducted in four phases […]

COVID-19 Phishing Attacks Increase By 667%

New Delhi: Amid the coronavirus outbreak across the world, the number of COVID-19-related email attacks has increased by 667 per cent. According a report, the COVID-19 phishing attacks increased since the end of February. A variety of phishing campaigns are taking advantage of the heightened focus on COVID-19 to distribute malware, steal credentials, and scam […]

New Rules For Debit And Credit Cards Kick In From Monday

New Delhi: The new rules for debit and credit cards to increase security and reduce frauds kick in from Monday. In January, the Reserve Bank of India (RBI) had issued new rules to improve user convenience and increase the security of card transactions. These rules will help in curbing the misuse of debit and credit […]

Miscreants use 'magic pen' to loot man in Odisha

Bhubaneswar: With the development of digitalisation in Odisha, people of the State are witnessing a rise in instances of new ways of fraudulence. While forging someone’s bank cheques to loot money is not new, report of miscreants using a certain type of pen with ‘vanishing ink’ to plunder money from the bank account of a […]

Aadhaar-PAN Linking Fraud: Odisha Man Loses Lakhs Saved For Daughter's Marriage

Bhubaneswar: Even though several campaigns are underway to create awareness about online fraud, the cyber criminals seem to be striking at will. Malyabanta Nayak is now a crestfallen father after being allegedly robbed of his hard-earned money saved for the marriage of his daughter. As per reports, Nayak had visited one Jan Seva Kendra (Common […]

Fake KBC Calls: Odisha Youth Ends Life After Losing Rs 70k In Online Fraud

Kalahandi: Pratap Barik, a youth from Kalahandi district who had earlier committed suicide at Titlagarh railway station, had allegedly lost Rs 70,000 in an online fraud in the name of Kaun Banega Crorepati (KBC). The startling fact emerged from a video recorded by the deceased Pratap himself prior to his suicide. As per reports, Pratap […]

Digital Payment Users Duped By Fraudsters In Odisha

Bhubaneswar: With most financial transactions getting digitized nowadays, as the number of users of Unified Payment Interface (UPI)-based applications like Google Pay, PhonePe and Paytm continue to spike so is the cases of fraudulence in cyberspace. If users are not cautious enough, cyber hackers may not hesitate to clean all cash from their bank accounts […]

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Cyber Crime: Odisha Police Comes Up With Do’s & Don’ts

Bhubaneswar: It’s often said prevention is better than cure and it seems Odisha Police is now harping on awareness among people to checkmate various cyber criminals who are always on the prowl on social media. Several district units of Odisha Police have now taken to social media to create awareness about online frauds and how […]

Man Orders Pizza, Loses Rs 95K In Online Scam

Bengaluru: A city techie was left poorer by Rs 95,000 as he fell victim to online fraudsters after ordering a pizza, leaving a bad aftertaste in his mouth. N.V. Sheikh of Bengaluru’s Koramangala used a food delivery app on his smartphone to order a pizza on December 1 afternoon, The News Minute reported. After the […]

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10 Cyber Criminals Arrested In Jharkhand

Ranchi: Ten cyber criminals were arrested in Jharkhand’s Deoghar district on Thursday, police said. The cyber police in a special drive arrested the criminals from two villages in the district. The police seized 28 mobile phones, six bank passbooks, 19 ATM cards, one vehicle, two bikes and Rs 1.50 lakh in cash from them. The […]

Beware! Fake Website For Driving License Dupes Applicant In Odisha

Bhubaneswar: Think twice before applying for a driving licence online as there are chances that some fraudster might dupe you through fake websites. Gyana Ranjan Das is the victim of one such fake website and he is now running from pillar to post seeking refund of money which he paid online for a driving licence […]

Miscreant Dupes People Using Odisha Collector’s Fake Facebook ID

Rourkela: It seems fraudsters have devised a new strategy to dupe people by creating fake Facebook accounts in the name of celebrities, MLAs and senior government officials. This was evident when Sundergarh Collector Nikhil Pavan Kalyan took to social media on Friday to mention that an unidentified miscreant has been fraudulently demanding money from people […]

Awaiting Product Delivery, Odisha Woman Loses Rs 50K In Online Fraud

Rourkela: Like any another online shopper, Garima Agarwal of Bisra area in Rourkela had ordered a product and was awaiting delivery of the same. However, she allegedly lost Rs 50,000 from her Paytm account in an online fraud through Unified Payments Interface (UPI) application. As per reports, Agarwal while surfing internet stumbled upon a number […]

Odisha Youth Arrested For ‘Blackmail Using Minister’s Name'

Bargarh: A youth landed behind bars for allegedly blackmailing and extorting money using the name of Minister Sushant Singh. A team of Bargarh Police nabbed the accused Sushant Kumar Ranjit of Deogarh district from Jeypore, sources said. As per reports, Ranjit had reportedly created a fake Facebook account and using some photographs of the minister, […]

Former Chief Justice of India falls prey to online fraud

New Delhi: Former Chief Justice of India R.M. Lodha was cheated of Rs 1 lakh in an online scam after the email account of his friend, a retired judge, was hacked, a police officer said on Sunday. The incident came to light on Saturday when Chief Justice (retd) Lodha, a resident of south Delhi’s Panchsheel […]

Four girls among 5 arrested for cyber fraud in Berhampur

Berhampur: The Berhampur Police has busted a cyber-fraud gang and arrested five persons including four girls for duping people of lakhs of rupees online. According to sources, one Deepak Panda of Berhampur lodged a complaint alleging that he was duped of nearly Rs one lakh on promise of a lucrative return of Rs 5 lakh. […]

Online Fraud: Odisha Crime Branch arrests two persons from Delhi

Bhubaneswar/New Delhi: The Odisha Crime Branch arrested two persons from New Delhi on charges of online fraud. The accused, identified as Binod Kumar and Sanjeeb Kumar, had allegedly duped a Baripada resident of Rs 87 lakh. Earlier, the accused were produced before the Patiala court in Delhi on February 1. The court today allowed the […]