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Phishing

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Though Phishing has become a very common cybercrime, but we still do not understand it fully. What is this cybercrime? It is the fraudulent attempt to obtain sensitive information such as usernames, passwords and credit card details by disguising oneself as a trustworthy entity in an electronic communication.Typically carried out by email spoofing or instant messaging, it often directs users to...

Cyber Bullying

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What is this cybercrime? Cyberbullying is when someone, typically teens, harass others on the internet, particularly on social media sites.Harmful bullying behavior can include posting rumors, threats, sexual remarks, a victims’ personal information, or negative labels (i.e. hate speech).Bullying or harassment can be identified by repeated behavior and an intent to harm.Victims may...

Hitman Scam

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What is this cybercrime? Scammer collects information about person from social media or other sources.Scammer calls victim for ransom giving the details of the person collected from online sources or else he will kidnap/kill the victim or someone from his/her family. Prevention Report any such emails as spam and report it to nearest Police Station immediately including any phone numbers from...

Overpayment Scam

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What is this cybercrime? If you are selling something online, as a business or through classifieds ads, you may be targeted by an overpayment scam. The scammer will contact you, make you an offer—often quite generous—then make payment through credit card or cheque. They will be for an amount that is greater than the agreed price.The scammer will contact you with an apology for the overpayment...

SMS Scam

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What is this cybercrime? Victim uses an online portal to send SMS through names of Banks.The scammer sends a link to malicious website or application.The victim uses the fake website/application and does financial transactions. Prevention Do not respond to such SMS.Do not respond to any calls related to such an SMS. Solution in case of incident Inform nearest Police Station and register a...

Job Scam

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What is this cybercrime? Person gets phone/email that he has been chosen for a job at a good pay, or Person sees the ad online or in newspaper regarding a job. Person contacts the scammer through phone/email for job at big companies. Scammer calls the person in an “office” for interview and filling form. Scammer takes interview and demands money from the person as security deposit and form fee...

Travel Scam

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What is this cybercrime? Person gets email that he has been chosen as a lucky draw winner of a travel tour at a hugely discounted rate including Passport/Visa fee from a famous Tour & Travels company. Scammer asks the person to deposit the money. The website where account details are mentioned is a copy of another genuine website of the Tour & Travels company. Prevention Do not respond to...

Money Order Bride

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What is this cybercrime? Victim gets friend request from a female fraudster through a social network. Victim chats and grows friendship with the fraud lady. Fraud lady tells the victim to send her some gift and victim sends. Fraud lady may tell victim that she is sending him some gift. Partner of lady will call victim after few days and ask for customs duty for the gift received. Prevention Do...

Online Lottery

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What is this cybercrime? Person gets email that he has been chosen as a lucky draw winner of online lottery/gift. The scammer says that you need to pay customs duty on the gift or transfer some money into his account as token money as acceptance of gift/lottery. The scammer asks for money again due to increased duty or non-payment of previous amount or payment towards courier charge. Prevention...

Nigerian Frauds

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What is this Cybercrime? Person gets email that someone in another country has lots of money and you have been chosen to inherit that money since that person is dying or stuck somewhere. Scammer gains trust of the person through emotional emails. The scammer will then offer you a large sum of money to help them transfer their personal fortune out of the country. Prevention Do not respond to such...

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