Printed: Printed Date – 12:03 AM, Solar – 4 October 20
Hyderabad: The number of honey traps being utilized by cybercriminals to prey upon males searching for ‘adventures’ has gone up, so has the variety of complaints concerning the identical. The scenario is such that the Cyberabad Police has now issued an advisory asking folks to be cautious.
In keeping with Cyberabad Police Commissioner VC Sajjanar, the Cybercrime Police Station, Cyberabad, was receiving complaints from males who have been promised conferences or dates with ladies or feminine escort companies, however ended up dropping cash as a substitute.
In a single case, the complainant had fallen right into a entice that started with an SMS. The person received the textual content message saying a ‘married girl wants assembly& relationship. Get 30k per date’ and asking him to name on a couple of numbers to seize the deal. A girl introducing herself as Preethi responded to the decision, and after amassing particulars, requested him to pay a sum for registration to indicate the lady he needed to meet, and later, more cash as ‘security and safety price’. He was requested to pay by an e-wallet.
The person paid round Rs 35,000, after which he received a name from a person, who stated he was the driving force to take him to the woman, however for which he must pay one other Rs 20,000. When he refused, the ‘driver’ threatened to kill him’. Realising he was cheated the person approached the police, who registered a dishonest case and are investigating.
Officers stated the fraudsters have been utilizing completely different approaches. In some complaints, it was stated that ‘relationship packages’ have been provided with registration to be performed by way of completely different relationship websites. As soon as the client pays the quantity, ‘agent’ on the opposite facet would vanish.
In one other method, the fraudsters have been making video calls from completely different numbers, and after preliminary chats to get shut, they’d document the sufferer’s video and later use the identical to blackmail and threaten them into paying cash.
The Cyberabad Police within the advisory urged folks to be watch out for calls and messages from unknown numbers.
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