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The420 Daily Cyber Security Alert: Protecting Yourself from the Latest Scams

NEW DELHI: Cyber criminals are on the prowl, targeting victims with deceptive tactics and lucrative promises. Today’s cybercrime roundup reveals a worrying trend of online trading scams, where seniors fall prey to fake investment schemes losing lakhs of rupees. Meanwhile, even Kerala Police’s bank account wasn’t spared, highlighting the need for heightened vigilance and robust cybersecurity measures across sectors.

But there’s also good news, as Mumbai Police nabbed two individuals acting as conduits for cyber fraud funds, showcasing efforts to disrupt these intricate criminal networks. Stay informed and stay safe as we delve into the details of these cybercrimes.

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Thane Man Falls Victim to Online Trading Scam, Loses Rs. 19.75 Lakh:

  • Victim, a 68-year-old man, fell prey to an online trading scam, resulting in a loss of Rs 19 lakh.
  • The scam involved fraudulent promises of high returns on investments in online trading platforms.
  • The victim was lured by fake promises and subsequently deposited large sums of money into the scammer’s account.
  • Despite the victim’s attempts to recover the funds and seeking help from authorities, the money remains unrecovered.
  • Authorities are investigating the case, highlighting the importance of reporting such incidents promptly to prevent further financial losses.

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Mumbai Man Duped of Rs. 17 Lakh by Stock Market “Helpers”

  • A 62-year-old man from Mira Road fell victim to a scam where he was conned out of Rs 17 lakh by fraudsters.
  • The fraudsters posed as financial advisors offering assistance with stock investments and lured the victim into their scheme.
  • Using sophisticated tactics, the scammers gained the victim’s trust and convinced him to transfer large sums of money.
  • The victim realized he was being scammed when the fraudsters demanded more money, prompting him to approach the police and file a complaint.
  • The case serves as a cautionary tale about the dangers of fraudulent schemes in the guise of financial assistance, urging vigilance among individuals regarding online financial transactions.

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Cyber Fraudsters Target Kerala Police Account, Steal Rs. 25,000

  • Kerala Police department’s bank account was targeted by cybercriminals.
  • Hackers managed to siphon off Rs 25,000 from the police account.
  • The incident occurred through an unauthorized online transaction.
  • Investigations are underway to trace the perpetrators behind this cybercrime.
  • Authorities are working to enhance the security measures to prevent such incidents in the future.

Two Arrested in Mumbai for Receiving Cyber Fraud Funds in their Bank Accounts

  • Mumbai police arrested two individuals involved in receiving funds from cyber fraud activities into their bank accounts.
  • The accused allegedly received significant amounts of money resulting from cyber frauds perpetrated on unsuspecting victims.
  • Investigations revealed that the arrested individuals were acting as accomplices in the fraudulent activities by providing their bank accounts for the illegal funds to be deposited.
  • The cybercrime unit, through meticulous tracking and analysis, identified these individuals as key elements in the financial aspect of the cyber fraud network.
  • Both suspects are under interrogation to ascertain the extent of their involvement and connections within the cybercrime network.
  • Law enforcement authorities are actively pursuing leads to dismantle the larger cybercrime operations in the region.

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