WhatsApp New Scam: Assam-based CID has issued an advisory in public interest against attacks on instant messaging app WhatsApp after receiving several complaints against anonymous online fraudsters.
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WhatsApp New Scam: The popularity of WhatsApp is not hidden from anyone. Not only do people get good benefits from this popularity, but hackers also take advantage of it. Now a new type of hacking has started. This hacking can completely empty your bank account. The CID has also said that it has also issued a warning. Actually, the Criminal Investigation Department (CID) of Assam Police has recently whatsapp Warned to protect users from new hacks.
The Assam-based CID has issued an advisory in public interest against attacks on instant messaging app WhatsApp after receiving several complaints against anonymous online fraudsters.
types of online scams
According to the information, many types of gimmicks are used in online fraud. In this, the lure of gift cards, cashback, coupons, amazon coupons and flipkart coupons etc. is given. According to the information, WhatsApp was using profile photos and names of well-known officials to collect money from users. Not only this, this has also been done by using the picture of a Chief Minister.
gang works like this
These online fraud gangs illegally access information about a particular gang as well as its employees from official websites or contact list of a senior official and collect the information available there. It has been further told in the advisory notes that after this hackers steal his information from websites, social media platforms, email and WhatsApp etc. to cheat others.
Here is the whole process
After this, he messages people through messages, emails etc. or WhatsApp that he is in a meeting and cannot receive calls. After this, he sends a message, in which there is an option to buy a gift card or transfer money.
Where should reports be made?
CID asked people to take screenshots on receipt of such messages for investigation. Also, such fraud should be reported as well as a complaint should be lodged on the website of cybercrime – Cybercime.gov.in.