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Bengaluru: Conman poses as ACB official, asks Bescom engineer to pay Rs 1.44 lakh to avoid raid

April 07, 2022 2:31 pm

The police said, “Shanthamallappa received a call on Thursday night last week on his mobile phone from a man who identified himself as Ravishankar, the Deputy SP of the ACB. The fake ACB official said he will raid his house.”

For Indian marketers mobile ad fraud remains a huge challenge in 2022: Report

January 31, 2022 2:50 pm

The respondents believed that contextual targeting solutions (74 per cent) and third-party verification (72 per cent) will be important to ensure brand safety in mobile environments.

Journalist duped of Rs 1 lakh while placing online order

November 28, 2021 9:44 pm

The journalist told police that she works for a digital foundation and had come to Mumbai to attend a friend’s marriage.

Gang selling fake gold bricks busted in Haryana’s Nuh

November 20, 2021 6:35 pm

According to the police's preliminary investigation, it was found that the gang members used to contact people from Maharashtra and Andhra Pradesh to sell fake gold bricks at cheaper price by passing them off as genuine gold.

FBI, CBI discuss combating emerging crime trends, including rising telemarketing fraud

October 22, 2021 12:31 pm

They also discussed the need for cooperation in tackling technology-based crimes through faster information exchange and evidence sharing

Fraudster poses as friend from US on WhatsApp to dupe man of Rs 10 lakh

September 23, 2021 2:10 am

The police said that earlier this week, a cyber fraudster posing as Mehta's US-based friend Sriram Someshwar started chatting with him on WhatsApp.

Pune: Online fraudster claiming to be US resident dupes woman of Rs 14 lakh

September 14, 2021 7:46 am

The complainant also received calls from a person claiming to be a Customs officer, who asked her to transfer money into different bank accounts.

Police bust gang involved in cheating people, seize fake notes of Rs 1 crore in Telangana

September 12, 2021 1:42 pm

Rachakonda police arrested five people who cheated the complainant of Rs 5 lakh on the pretext of exchanging black money

Delhi: Movie producer among 4 held for posing as ED officials, extorting money from hundreds

August 30, 2021 8:47 am

The producer, Santosh Rai, is allegedly involved in more than 35 cases of cheating and extortion across India. He also produced a Bollywood movie with the cheated money, said police.

Two held in Chennai for duping people by tricking them into using wrong QR codes

August 24, 2021 8:08 pm

Earlier in March, Vallarasu had quit his job and did not handover the unused QR codes to the company

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