The Cyber Crime Division of Tamil Nadu brings to your attention a matter of paramount importance, involving the circulation of a fraudulent mobile application imitating the official IRCTC application. This deceptive software is being disseminated with malicious intent, posing a substantial threat to the security and confidentiality of personal information and financial data.
As a responsible custodian of information security, the Cyber Crime Division strongly urges all citizens to exercise extreme caution and discretion while engaging with IRCTC-related mobile applications. It is imperative to authenticate the legitimacy of any application prior to installation, especially if the source is unverified or untrusted.
In line with these concerns, we recommend the following precautionary measures:
Source Verification: Only download applications from reputable and official app stores such as Google Play Store or Apple App Store. Avoid third-party sources that may not adhere to stringent security standards.
Reviews and Ratings: Prioritize applications with a high number of positive reviews and ratings, indicating reliability and authenticity.
Permissions Assessment: Scrutinize the permissions requested by the application during installation. Be wary of applications seeking excessive permissions that seem irrelevant to their functionality.
Regular Updates: Keep your device’s software and applications up-to-date with the latest security patches to mitigate potential vulnerabilities.
Security Software: Utilize reliable antivirus and anti-malware software to enhance your device’s security posture.
Sensitive Information: Refrain from sharing personal or financial information through unverified applications.
Report Suspicious Activity: Promptly report any suspicious or fraudulent activities to appropriate authorities, such as local law enforcement or cyber crime divisions.
The Cyber Crime Division remains committed to safeguarding the digital well-being of our community members. By adhering to these best practices, we collectively fortify our defenses against cyber threats and contribute to a safer online environment for all.
For further information and assistance, please do not hesitate to contact our dedicated helpline at
Let us work together to remain vigilant and resilient in the face of emerging digital challenges.
Should you encounter any indications of potentially fraudulent
we urge you to promptly notify the relevant authorities by
reaching out to the Cyber Crime toll-free Helpline at 1930, or by
lodging a formal complaint via the official website: www.cybercrime.gov.in.
Furthermore, we encourage individuals to establish communication with
IRCTC Customer Care through the officially designated telephone numbers
accessible on the official IRCTC website, www.irctc.co.in, or by correspondence to firstname.lastname@example.org.
It is advised to furnish comprehensive particulars and pertinent
evidence when engaging in these communications, as emphasized in the
provided press release.