Cybercrimes increasing in India

by Subhechcha Ganguly

A director of a security services firm in south Delhi lost Rs. 50 lakh to online scammers who took the money by constantly dialling his mobile with blank or unanswered calls. Notably, the scammers executed several transactions across the victim’s numerous accounts without even asking him for an OTP.Initial investigations showed that the fraud’s planners might be based in Jharkhand’s Jamtara region. These online thieves are already well-known in the area.

Police believe the thieves may have performed a “SIM exchange.” They may have started the RTGS transfer and activated the OTP over the phone, then on a separate call, they may have overheard the OTP being mentioned by the IVR. Despite Jamtara-illustrious Karmatand’s past, its fame now is mostly due to the popular web series “Jamtara,” which was set there and focused on massive cybercrimes.

A cyber police station was established in 2018 to manage the cybercrime coming from Jamtara. Although more than 250 online offenders have been detained since then, cybercrime has not yet been completely eradicated. The main cause is that the offenders resume running their enterprise once they are freed on bond. Every state in the nation’s police force has sent officers to Jamtara in the past six to seven years to look for cybercriminals and look into cybercrime cases.


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