Earlier, an FIR under IPC Section 420 (cheating), Section 120b (criminal conspiracy), and Section 66 of the IT Act was lodged with the cyber crime police station, Hazratganj. Sahu said that the woman had wanted to recharge her DTH facility. She got a mobile phone number on Google and when she called on it she was asked to download a screen-sharing app. She followed the steps and Rs 3.44 lakh was deducted from her account.
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Uttarakhand cyber cell nabs insurance fraud ‘kingpin’
A 28-year-old man named Gaurav Agrawal was arrested in Noida for leading a gang of fraudsters involved in insurance-related scams. The gang members posed as officials from Insurance Lokpal and the Insurance Regulatory and Development Authority of India (IRDAI) to deceive unsuspecting policyholders. Agrawal was apprehended as part of an ongoing investigation into a fraud case in Dehradun where a resident was cheated of Rs 29.2 lakh. The police seized Agrawal’s mobile phone, PAN card, Aadhaar card, and other identification documents. He has been sent to jail after being presented in court.
Keep monitoring your bank accounts to prevent cyber frauds
With the convenience of online and mobile banking comes the risk of cyber fraud. To prevent financial losses, regularly review bank account activity for unfamiliar or suspicious transactions. Use mobile banking apps to monitor accounts on the go and set up alerts for specific transaction types. Report any suspicious activity promptly to the bank. These proactive measures can help protect against cyber fraud in the digital age.