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Month-long awareness campaign against cyber crime launched

PTI | Last Updated: Wednesday, July 9, 2014 - 16:57

Jamshedpur: The police jointly with Tata Motors Wednesday launched a month-long awareness campaign against cyber crime in the steel city from where at least 15 cyber related crimes were being reported every month.

Over 100 schools students and several social organizations participated in the awareness rally, which traversed the main thoroughfare of the city, covering a distance of 5 km.

Speaking on the occasion, Deputy Commissioner Amitabh Kaushal asked the people, particularly the internet-savvy youths and students to be aware about fake advertisements aimed to lure them with false promises and attractive prizes.

The youths need to be cautious even while making friendship on internet, sharing details about themselves, ATMs, bank accounts as well as the password, he said.
Superintendent of Police (city) Karthik S explained the modus operandi of the racketeers, who trapped innocent people by luring them to take part in cyber games such as identifying of face mainly of any celebrities promising a big prize to the winners.

Recently, a group of people, who had participated in such a competition and deposited a considerable amount on the direction of the racketeers in the name of registration, were duped, he said.

As they were assured of four-wheelers as a prize, the victims were regularly assembling in front of the Tata Motors main entrance here to receive it but returned empty hand, he said.

The district police would circulate a booklet to make the people aware during this campaign, he said.
The senior district officials cautioned the people of the city to be aware about cyber crime and report about it to the anti-cyber crime cell.

Besides the Deputy Commissioner, the awareness campaign was flagged off by Senior Superintendent of Police Amol V Homkar and the General Manager (Administration) Capt P J Singh.

First Published: Wednesday, July 9, 2014 - 16:57
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