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Beware! The scammers took away Rs 57,000, have you also received this message?

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New Delhi: Now the era has started towards digital and are using instant payment facilities like IMPS. Along with this, fraudsters are also adopting new techniques to steal money from users. Every day, many people fall into the web of cyber criminals and lose their hard earned money.

In Haryana, police received a total of 36,996 cybercrime complaints from January to August this year through cybercrime helpline numbers 1930, portal cybercrime.gov.in, 309 cyber-desks and 29 cyber police stations. Of these, 20,484 complaints are under process and 15,057 have been resolved.

In one such incident, a person named Vipul from Kaithal, Haryana, received a message asking to be given a gift and clicked on it. After this the cyber criminals duped him Rs 57,000. Vipul then approached the State Crime Branch of Haryana Police. Soon after, the police stopped the transaction and Vipul will now get back Rs 50,000 out of the Rs 57,000 he lost in the two transactions.

keep these things in mind

Experts suggest that one should neither click on unknown or suspicious links nor share bank details with anyone online or offline.

Also, if someone asks you to share the OTP, you should never share it with anyone. If you receive a cash prize or lottery prize message, be careful when sharing your information to receive the prize.

Smartphone users should also note that they never need to scan any QR code to get money. The QR code is required to be scanned only when they want to give money to an individual.

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