Online fraudulent gangs targeting the common man and inflicting financial losses as well, are now trapping young girls.
Taking it a step further, these fraudsters have now started cheating people by creating fake social media accounts. A similar incident has recently taken place in Padshahi Bagh area of Srinagar where an 18-year-old girl was robbed of Rs 60,000 in the name of an online job.
Asif Khan’s 19-year-old daughter received a call from Balaji Collections Pvt Ltd stating that she can earn Rs 10,000 to Rs 15,000 per month by doing online job from home.
“My daughter responded accordingly and started working with them”, he added
Later she received another call from the said company asking her to reveal the OPT for confirming her job profile. Within fraction of seconds Rs 60,000 were deducted from the account of victim.
The victim’s father brought the matter to the notice of Cyber Crime, appealing authorities to intervene immediately in this regard.
It is believed that the people involved in counterfeiting have lost crores of rupees till date while the cyber crime cell of Jammu and Kashmir Police arrested dozens of counterfeiters and remanded them in custody. It has managed to export tens of millions of rupees. Most of them use ‘remote screen access’ to deceive online banking or digital payers from their mobile phones.
Meanwhile, cyber police official while speaking to said that the complaint has been registered and we have already managed to trace the details of the account in which amount was transferred.
“Till now we have identified 3 State Bank of India accounts and accordingly matter has been taken up with concerned bank authorities. Hopefully within 2-3 days we will come to a conclusion”, official added.
“Pertinent to mention here that victims of such online frauds usually receive emails/ SMS & Calls from unknown sources whereby they are informed that they have won a lottery worth millions” The victims are trapped in a phased manner and are generally made to transfer huge amount of money either as money transfer or payment of taxes or transportation cost or either custom clearance etc. The victims generally receive a spam emails/SMS and respond to the same thereby end up paying money to some unknown persons for no return. Such crimes are generally carried out from faraway locations using different cyber masks.
Cyber Police Station advises general public to remain very careful while receiving such fraud SMS/Emails & Calls from unknown sources with regard to winning of unexpected prize money or lottery, job offers, installation of mobile towers, loan offers, and insurance bonus offers etc. Community members are requested not to share any bank details or transfer funds to unknown persons in anticipation of higher returns.