After clicking on a WhatsApp link, a retired teacher in Annamayya, Andhra Pradesh, lost 21 lakh rupees. The teacher, according to the authorities, received a link on WhatsApp, and when she clicked on it, her bank account was hacked, and all of the money was taken out of it.
In the Madanapalle town of the Annamayya district, Varalakshi, a resident of Reddeppanaidu Colony, claimed she frequently received a message stating that “money had been deducted.” She then got in touch with bank representatives, where she learned that her account had been hacked and that $215,000 had been taken out of it. On Saturday, Varalakshi reported a cybercrime to the police.
According to the police, it has become standard practice to send WhatsApp links to steal a user’s bank account. Inspector Muralikrishna of the Two Town Circle reported that online criminals were sending links to WhatsApp numbers, hacking accounts, and taking money out of those accounts.
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“An employee of Madanapalle‘s software company named Gnanaprakash’s account was recently broken into, and 12 lakh rupees were taken. On Friday, two town police reported the event. The very following day, a report was made alleging that retired teacher Varalakshmi’s bank account had been burglarized of 21 lakh rupees “the official stated.
The inquiry is in progress.
Separately, the crime department of the Haryana Police stopped a transaction involving more than 30 lakh rupees last week that was reportedly started with funds that had been fraudulently obtained online from a Panchkula gaming company.
An app user allegedly cheated the chief operating officer of a gaming company with headquarters in Panchkula of 35 lakh rupees, according to a recent complaint made to the cyber crime helpline.
According to Additional Director General of Police, State Crime Branch, O P Singh, “On August 11, unauthorised deposits of 35 lakh were made in the wallet of a user, which was transferred by the user from his wallet to his personal account on August 12 and 13.”
This information was discovered while preparing the company’s account report on August 14.
When the complainant approached the user after the transaction was discovered, he refused to pay and turned off his phone.
“A cyber helpline 1930 complaint was made after fraud was discovered. When the victim immediately supplied information about 1930’s “golden hours,” the transaction was frozen and the fraudulent cash was recovered “stated he.
At the Cyber Police Station in Panchkula, he added, “a complaint has been filed in this connection, and further investigation is proceeding.”
In January of this year, the National Cybercrime Helpline 1930 was launched.
Under the plan, 29 cyber police stations have been established in the state where victims of cybercrimes can file complaints.
Every day, on average, the helpline receives more than 600 calls from all throughout the state.
According to the ADG, a substantial surge in cyber scams has also been brought on by the increased use of technology in recent years.