Online fraud News
This electricity bill fraud has been going on for several months, and scammers have managed to empty many users' bank accounts. According to cybercrime officials, the electricity bill scam originated in Jamtara, Jharkhand. According to Delhi Police, over a thousand complaints about the electricity bill scam have been filed across the country.
According to the complaint, the incident took place on May 18 but the FIR was lodged on Monday and the woman (36), who lives in Noida's Sector 75, claimed a loss of Rs 95,604 in total. "The complainant stated that in May she was searching for a hotel in Kedarnath on Google for a trip she had planned for June.
In the past few years, ATM card frauds are on the rise. While banks and the Reserve Bank of India have taken numerous steps to make digital payments safe, sometimes it’s the innocuous mistakes of cardholders that invite ATM fraud. So, if you are an ATM card user, you need to stay cautious while transacting at your nearby ATM or at online stores.
India is now the 4th most-affected country by spam calls. Just one phone number made over 202 million spam calls in India, as per the Truecaller report. Roughly, 6.64 lakh calls were made every day by the spam number in India; 27,000 calls/hour. As per a 2017 survey, 6 out of 10 people in India received spam calls when they were busy.
"All the domain names associated with the campaign have the registrant country as China," the research team said. The research team came to a conclusion that the campaign is pretended to be launched from State Bank of India. But the campaign is hosted on the third-party domain instead of the official website www.onlinesbi.com.