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Older Americans lost $1.1 billion in frauds including AI-generated scams in 2022

Americans have been targeted with the help of artificial intelligence technology where the voices of people familiar to them was cloned.

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Published on Nov 19, 2023 08:48 PM IST
ByAdarsh Kumar Gupta

SBS Nagar: Punjab Vigilance Bureau arrests another accused in labour cartage, transportation tenders’ scam

He was avoiding arrest in this case but due to continuous raids by the Punjab Vigilance Bureau at his various locations, he surrendered before the competent court. The bureau arrested him on Monday and succeeded in getting his two-day police remand from the court.

The Punjab Vigilance Bureau (VB) has arrested another accused contractor, Ajaypal, a resident of Udhanwal village, who was involved in a scam regarding fraud in labour cartage and transport tenders in grain markets of SBS Nagar in connivance with officials/employees concerned of the food and civil supplies department and procurement agencies. (Representational image)
Updated on Nov 14, 2023 05:26 AM IST
By, Chandigarh

Shell companies, movie projects: Common factors in job, ration scams in Bengal

Enforcement Directorate officials have found that investments in movies and use of numerous shell companies to siphon money figure among the common factors in the two cases

Bengal minister Jyotipriya Mallick was arrested by the Enforcement Directorate on October 27 in connection with the ration scam. (PTI)
Published on Oct 29, 2023 10:02 PM IST

How thousands of investors in Himachal lost crores of rupees in crypto scam

As the SIT constituted by the state police dug deeper, the scam is estimated to be worth ₹2,000 crore. The SIT is now seeking help from the Financial Intelligence Unit (FIU) of the ministry of finance and income tax department to ascertain the trail of financial transactions and the assets accumulated by the accused. It also is trying to get help from other agencies like SEBI and RBI.

Over a span of five years, starting in 2018, fraudsters operating in Himachal Pradesh reportedly scammed numerous cryptocurrency investors of <span class='webrupee'>₹</span>400 crore, initial police investigation suggested. This coincided with a surge in the crypto market. But that is just the tip of the iceberg. (REUTERS File Photo/Representational image)
Updated on Oct 20, 2023 08:18 AM IST
By, Shimla

Man arrested for duping 30 job aspirants of 8.5 lakh

A 26-year-old man was arrested in Mumbai for duping 30 job aspirants of ₹8.5 lakh by promising them employment at the airport through his agency. The accused would place advertisements to lure job seekers, ask for money under various fees, and then inform them that the job was no longer available. He had been changing his location to evade the police.

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Updated on Oct 18, 2023 07:52 AM IST
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