Fraudsters employing new tactics to dupe people

Written by Meghalaya Times. Posted in Front Page

Staff Reporter
SHILLONG, Sep 06: Fraudsters are continually adopting different modus operandi in their nefarious designs towards robbing the common man blind and the latest of these is by posing as Naaptol employees.
Informing this here on Wednesday, the Superintendent of Police (SP) (City) Vivek Syiem said that these crooks posing as Naaptol employees call up people and tell them that they have won a car. Several payments are demanded to process the papers in order to get the prize after which only that the victim realize that they are duped.

Syiem also informed that in the past three years there have been 41 cases of cheating pertaining to Facebook and 92 cases pertain to ATM fraud.
In this backdrop, police have time and again issued advisories n cases of cheating with regard to cyber crime, however complaints of falling prey to such crime are still being received.
As such, Syiem has once again cautioned the general public not to provide ATM No. and the three digit CVV/CVC number which is on the front and reverse side respectively, of the ATM Card. “Caller usually pose as Bank Officials and speak eloquently in English or Hindi on Banking matters. These calls mostly emanate from fraudsters hailing from the Jharkhand-Bihar belt,” Syiem said.
He also said that social media users especially those on Facebook should check their profile settings and allow access to only known persons so as to not fall prey to unscrupulous persons who ask for intimate photographs or videos and eventually resort to blackmail for money.
While pointing out that most fraudsters after having communicated with the victim over a period of time, use the ploy of being held up in an Airport and say they would be released only if a fine is paid to the authorities, Syiem has urged the intended victims to immediately go to the nearest Police Station for any clarification or complaint on such matters while adding that confidentiality will be maintained on their request.


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