Cyber Police Station Kashmir Zone, Srinagar received multiple complaints in past one week wherein complainants have been duped by fraudsters in the pretext of new scam i.e Remote Access Mobile Application Scam.
Cyber Police spokesman in a statement, said that In different incidents, many complainants were duped of Lakhs of rupees through Remote Access Mobile Application Scam. The complainants were scammed in a similar way in which they were trapped by online scammers who impersonated themselves as BSNL/JIO customer care representatives.
According to them the scammers sent fake messages on their mobile phones and giving a fake message for completing the KYC of their sim cards and giving a warning message that your sim card will be deactivated and shared a cell number to call as Customer Care Number.
On dialing the number, the fraudsters introduces themselves as Customer care Executives of BSNL/JIO and asks them to complete the KYC verification by downloading some apps like Quick Support TeamViewer, Any Desk etc. The victim downloads these apps on their cell phones giving complete remote access to the fraudsters. Unaware of this these victims downloaded the apps and allowed the fraudsters to see everything on their phone.
The fraudster then guides these victims to log in of banking application app an then login out again, this lets the fraudsters to see not only the victims User ID but also the Password. Once the login process was complete, these scammers asked the victims to transfer a little amount of Rs 10 to validate whether the KYC process has been completed. With this scammers see the victims banking MPIN password of their banking application and then proceeded to siphon off thousands and lakhs of rupees within a few minutes in multiple transactions.
The Victim after realizing that he has been trapped in a cyber fraud immediately contacted Cyber Police Station, Kashmir Zone, Srinagar and narrated the whole story. Financial team of Cyber Police Kashmir acted swiftly and with strenuous efforts was able to hold Rs. 6 lakhs of the victims within no time which were transferred to different E-Wallets and were successful in saving hard earmed money of gullible public. General public appreciated the work done by Cyber Police Station Kashmir Zone Srinagar.
Amidst covid-19 pandemic when the public is dependent on cyber platforms, the vulnerability of getting trapped into cyber scams/frauds gets increased. The public should refrain from downloading any remote taking apps like Team viewer quick support, Anydesk App etc or dialing fake helpline or customer care numbers found on fake messages and also don’t share any banking confidential information like OTP’s, Card Number CVV etc to anyone over the phone.