Port Blair, Sept 15: Recently there has been a sudden surge in impersonation of senior Government Officials even Elected Representatives etc. of the Union Territories through WhatsApp. These scammers using photographs/profiles of high ranking officials and individuals as well as various other dignitaries, initiate conversations with Government employees/private individuals pretending/impersonating and making various excuses with request for money and/or to ask them to purchase items/gifts online for them.
Andaman & Nicobar Police urges everyone to be aware of this type of scam and to exercise extreme caution, when conversing with unknown numbers on WhatsApp. Such instances may also be reported to web portal www. cyber-crime.gov.in and/or on toll free Cyber Helpline No. 1930.
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