With rising circumstances of on-line frauds within the state, the Haryana Police has deactivated 392 cell sim playing cards issued on pretend and solid paperwork over the past month between Might 12 and June 15, 2020.
Whereas sharing the small print, Extra Director Normal of Police (Regulation and Order) Navdeep Singh Virk knowledgeable that Cyber Crime Unit, after a radical probe throughout this era, had recognized a complete of 685 cell SIMs that are discovered to be issued on pretend and solid paperwork by the mobile service suppliers.
The cell numbers have been deactivated by the mobile service suppliers after the Division of Telecommunications was approached for a similar. The division discovered that each one such fraudsters typically perform their unlawful actions by acquiring Sim playing cards on pretend ID proofs to evade arrest.
Highlighting sure precautionary measures, Mr Virk mentioned that Cyber criminals are consistently searching for methods to earn a living at others’ expense. Protecting this in view, it’s suggested that neither share any private info resembling checking account, CVV code, OTP nor reply to suspicious hyperlinks on WhatsApp or electronic mail because it may end in siphoning off funds from financial institution accounts, he mentioned.
“We’re again and again advising and cautioning folks to be cautious of unsolicited and fictitious presents acquired via telephone calls, emails and on social media. On the identical time, the cell service suppliers have additionally been requested to confirm the paperwork of SIM card seekers correctly, he added.”
Cautioning residents to not fall prey to cyber fraudsters, he additionally urged them to make complaints concerning any such fraudsters at both the federal government’s cyber crime reporting portal or the workplace of involved District Superintendent of Police or Police Station.