OVER 2 LAKH CASES OF CYBER CRIME IN TWO MONTHS OF 2022

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Cyber crime cases have been rapidly increasing over the years. Low-salaried people and students particularly are falling prey.

HIGHLIGHTS

  1. Cyber crime numbers have gone from 1158208 cases in 2020, to 1402809 in 2021 and finally, 212485 in just the first two months of 2022.
  2. Students and the middle class are falling prey to such fraudulent practices, to earn ‘easy money.’
  3. A female student has been arrested in Maharashtra for engaging in such practices.

Cyber criminals convince the innocent or people in need of urgent money to rent out their bank accounts in exchange for money and then use those accounts to collect money from the victims of cyber fraud.

A 21-year-old student, Alfiya Shaik from Maharashtra was arrested for engaging in fraudulent practices.

It so happened that as a part of her part-time job, Alfiya posted advertisements on her social media accounts. There she met Rajveer, who told her about his plan of making ‘easy money’ by cheating people in the name of online investment.

Rajveer promised to pay Alfiya Rs 3000 in exchange for her bank account, from which he could make fraudulent transactions. So, Alfiya created several bank accounts, asked her friends to do the same, and rented them to Rajveer in exchange for money.

Rajveer took the ATM cards and withdrew the money that a victim from Secunderabad had transferred to him. This gang also cheated a woman of Sainikpuri to an amount worth Rs 18.2 Lakh.

The two main reasons for such an increase in the cyber crime rates are –

1. LACK OF AWARENESS:

The fraudsters come up with new plans to exploit the weak and innocent every day. What an individual can do to protect themselves is be aware. In such times it is very important to be aware of the situations around them.

The world is of the smart, of the aware.

People need to start thinking twice before transferring money online to anyone. Even something worth Rs 20 can cost them big if sent to the wrong person.

2. LESSER REPORTS ON CYBER CRIME

Not even 2 percent of the total cyber crime rates are registered. Fewer arrests are also being made as most of these crimes are bailable offenses.

Not much action is being taken and not all cases are being registered. As a result of this, fraudsters are not afraid of their actions and continue to exploit people.


Read More:-  complaints on cyber crime registration at all police stations.. (asianatimes.com)


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