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Cyber Crime News: A case of online fraud of Rs 4.5 crore has come to light in the country’s capital Delhi. If this is the biggest ever recorded in Delhi cyber fraud It will not be wrong to believe one of them. A lady doctor has lost not 1 or 2 but 4.5 crore rupees by getting caught in the clutches of scammers. Cybercriminals carried out this fraud through Skype calls. The female doctor was intimidated by threatening to implicate her in a drug case. These scammers intimidated the doctor by posing as government officials and threatened to implicate him in a fake drug case.
Delhi Police’s Unit- Intelligence Fusion and Strategic Operations (IFSO) registered a case of online fraud of Rs 4.5 crore. According to the official statement, 34-year-old female doctor Poonam Rajput had filed a complaint of cybercrime.
Fraud by posing as RBI, NCB and Police
The victim doctor told that many people spoke to him posing as government officials. Cyber criminals accused the woman of selling drugs by posing as officials of Mumbai’s Andheri Police Station, Reserve Bank of India (RBI), Custom Department, Narcotics Control Bureau (NCB) and even Deputy Police Commissioner.
Fraud by alleging drug case
It all started when the doctor received a call that his courier package containing passport, banking documents and shoes had been impounded due to the discovery of 140 grams of methylenedioxymethamphetamine (MDMA).
23 accounts created with KYC
The scammers explained to the doctor that the fixed deposit would have to be broken for seizure and verification. Police said that the scammers got a lot of information from the victim’s KYC. With this, he created 23 accounts of the victim doctor and did activities like money laundering.
Through a Skype call, the cyber criminals assured the lady doctor that the seized amount would be transferred to RBI for verification. To make themselves appear genuine, the scammers also prepared a fake letter from RBI. In this way the woman was cheated of Rs 4.5 crore.
Keep these things in mind to protect yourself from cyber thugs
- Do not trust immediately when you get a call from an unknown number.
- Do not give PIN or other personal information to anyone on the call
- Unknown or spam email should be ignored
- Do not click on suspicious or sensitive links
- Always use strong password
- use anti-virus software
- Be careful when using public Wi-Fi
- Do not throw away your details or banking details
- File a report immediately in case of fraud.