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).
Enticed by the scheme, the gullible victims even went on to invest bigger amounts ranging up to Rs 18 lakh.
The Commissionerate Police also issued a help desk number (for Bhubaneswa) to report cyber fraud incident.
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
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.
Rajasthan Police have arrested a man for duping a woman of Rs 2.5 crore after befriending her on Facebook as a foreign woman.
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 […]
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 […]
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 […]
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 […]
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. […]
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 […]
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 […]
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 […]
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 […]
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 […]
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 […]
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 […]
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 […]
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 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 […]
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 […]
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 […]
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 […]
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 […]