The need of the hour for everyone living in the Kashmir valley is to be ever so cautious about rising cyber frauds.
According to the cyber police advisory, “Verify the product posted in OLX portal physically, before transferring any amount to the seller; Do not believe the ID cards sent by these fraudsters on the name of Army personnel ,as they are always fake .Do not believe these fraudster when they make you believe that the amount will be returned, once product is delivered.”
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It also reads, ” Ask for the original documents/bills for the products of the article, you intend to purchase, prior to paying any amount; and Don’t scan the QR codes sent by the OLX fraudsters for transfer money, as those transactions are fraudulent one. Never pay more money than the price of the article on pretext of GST, Shipment charges ,delay taxes etc.
Cyber Police Srinagar is continuously receiving complaints regarding Vishing (OTP Frauds) and OLX/Facebook Scams.
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While divulging the details, SP Cyber Police Kashmir Tahir Ashraf said that, during last two days Cyber Police Kashmir Zone saved Rs 130000 of the gullible people from the fraudsters and also blocked different fake bank account numbers which were involved in the commission of crime. General Public is advised to immediately contact Cyber Police Srinagar in case of any such incident.
Cyber frauds in the Pandemic corona have been on rise and we need to get our act together.