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77-year-old Bengaluru woman swindled of 1.3 crore in cyber scam: Report

A 77-year-old woman from Bengaluru was conned out of ₹1.28 crore by cyber criminals posing as telecom and Mumbai Crime Branch officials.

The fraud unfolded over nearly 20 days, after the woman received a call from someone claiming to be a representative from the Telecom Department.
Published on Jul 22, 2024 03:16 PM IST

A web of lies & deceit: Chandigarh residents lost 17 cr in cyber frauds in six months

Given that only 76 cyber-crime cases have been reported in Chandigarh up to July 2024, the huge financial loss of ₹17 crore indicates that cybercriminals are now focusing on high-value targets and more sophisticated methods to maximise their gains

Rajesh Rana, a cyber expert who assists the Chandigarh and Haryana police in cyber fraud cases, explained that fraudsters identify wealthy individuals through social media tracking (HT Photo)
Updated on Jul 20, 2024 09:16 AM IST
ByNaina Mishra, Chandigarh

Retired army man in Panchkuladuped of 10 lakh

Col (retd) Debasis Chaudhary, a resident of Sector 2, Panchkula, was scammed by cyber fraudsters posing as CBI and police officials

Col (retd) Debasis Chaudhary, a resident of Sector 2, Panchkula, was asked to send his bank details on a number by the scammers. (HT Photo)
Updated on Jul 19, 2024 08:56 AM IST
By, Panchkula

‘Fedex’ scam in Bengaluru: Retired Lt. Colonel loses 73 lakh - Report

A 74-year-old retired Lieutenant Colonel was scammed out of ₹73 lakh by fraudsters posing as FedEx and police officials.

The scammer put the victim on a Skype call for his “digital arrest”.
Published on Jul 14, 2024 12:00 PM IST

Bengaluru man falls victim to courier scam, loses 1.9 crore: Report

A Bengaluru resident lost a staggering ₹1.9 crore in a sophisticated courier scam where scammers posed as Mumbai Customs officials and cybercrime police.

The caller told Jain that a parcel addressed to him and sent abroad had been intercepted as it contained five passports, 200 grams of MDMA, laptops, and a sum of cash. (Shutterstock)
Published on Jul 14, 2024 10:02 AM IST
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