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Cyber fraud


Watch out: Don't fall for fraud calls or SMS for Paytm KYC

November 21, 2019 4:24 pm

Paytm is warning its customer against fraud calls and SMSes that seek to gain remote access of the victim's smartphone using apps like AnyDesk and TeamViewer.

Why ‘SIM swapping’ is a growing security nightmare

September 12, 2019 6:05 pm

SIM swapping allows hackers to take control of a victim’s phone number. In recent months, it has been used to hijack the online personas of politicians, celebrities and notables to steal money all over the world and to simply harass regular people.

Cyber fraud in Mumbai: Victim who provided bank details to get part compensation

November 13, 2018 2:26 am

The adjudicating officer, however, allowed part compensation of Rs 1 lakh, to be paid by complainant John Patole’s mobile service provider, as fraudsters had managed to obtain a duplicate SIM in his name.

Mumbai: Cyber fraud in State Bank of Mauritius, case lodged

October 13, 2018 1:51 am

In a statement, however, SBM said that it had suffered a loss of around Rs 19 crore and with the bank having an insurance cover against cyber attacks, the loss would come down further.

Kotak Mahindra, Reliance Communications told to pay Rs 23 lakh to cyber fraud victim

October 08, 2018 1:00 am

The case pertains to Manu Bharadwaj (46), a Navi Mumbai resident, whose mobile phone number was tampered with and fraudulent transactions of over Rs 23.75 lakh were made from his bank account in August 2013.

Mumbai: Luring with job offers, cyber frauds dupe 4 men of Rs 6.4 lakh

September 02, 2018 5:23 am

Police officials said the complainant, Pradipkumar Tanvar, a Bandra resident and a school dropout, had been working at a construction site in Khar.

Mumbai: Customs official’s email account hacked, case registered

August 12, 2018 4:49 am

According to the police, the fraudsters allegedly hacked Kumar’s email account and sent emails to several people claiming that Kumar was facing financial problems.

Email ID hacked: Sweet shopowner loses Rs Nine lakhs

July 30, 2018 1:49 am

The alleged fraud came to light on July 21 when 57-year-old Bhiwandi resident Ajit Manek received an SMS alert that Rs 9 lakh had been transferred from his account.

Mumbai: Ransomware hits Dadar CA’s office, demands payment in bitcoins for decryption

July 29, 2018 3:27 am

A day after a Navi Mumbai hospital and hotel became targets of a ransomware attack, cyber fraudsters encrypted data belonging to a Dadar-based chartered accountant and demanded money to remove the block on the data on Monday. 

Mumbai: 29-year-old airhostess duped of Rs 3.5 lakh on social media

July 08, 2018 4:17 am

“We chatted for a while and I felt that the guy was genuine. He claimed to be from Poland and introduced himself as a marine engineer,” said the complainant in her statement to police. She also shared her phone number with him.