Tag: Online Fraud

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, […]

  • Sunday, 25 April 2021
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 […]

  • Saturday, 24 April 2021
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 […]

  • Saturday, 24 April 2021
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 […]

  • Friday, 23 April 2021
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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 […]

  • Friday, 23 April 2021
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 […]

  • Thursday, 22 April 2021
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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 […]

  • Wednesday, 21 April 2021
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 […]

  • Wednesday, 21 April 2021
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 […]

  • Tuesday, 20 April 2021
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 […]

  • Monday, 19 April 2021
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 […]

  • Monday, 19 April 2021
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 […]

  • Sunday, 18 April 2021
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 […]

  • Sunday, 18 April 2021
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 […]

  • Friday, 16 April 2021
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 […]

  • Tuesday, 13 April 2021