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How to report a phone scammer?

IamCheated.com Research Team | September 10, 2019  12:10:am

Phone scammer

With an increase in the number of people using smartphones; phone scams are very common these days and a lot of people have lost lakhs of rupees to this fraud. Fraudsters call innocent people and use various tricks to cheat them of their hard-earned money. They either ask them to provide their personal banking information or make them download remote access apps on their phone.

Once all the data is collected, they use it to carry out fraudulent transactions and wipe out money from bank accounts. Many people who were victims to this fraud were not aware of what steps should be taken to get their money back. So, in this blog, we will discuss how to report a phone scammer.

See Also: 9 Common Phone Scams in 2019

How to report a phone scammer?

If you are a victim of a phone scam you must follow the below-mentioned procedures to get back the money lost.

1. Contact the bank

If you have lost money from your bank account to a phone scammer, you have to report this to the bank immediately and get your account blocked to avoid fraudulent transactions in the future. In case fraudulent transactions have taken place due to negligence, the entire loss must be borne by you until your report this to the bank. So, it is important to report the fraud as soon as possible. If any unauthorized transactions take place after reporting the fraud, you will have to bear that loss.

2. File an FIR

In case you are a victim to a phone scam, you must file an FIR at the nearest police station. Filing FIR is very important as it stands as an official record of the incident.

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File a complaint with cyber crime cell

If you are a victim of a phone scam, you must file a complaint with the nearest cyber crime cell of the city where you stay. You can file a complaint at any of the cyber crime cells in India, irrespective of the place where you live. This is because cybercrime comes under the purview of global jurisdiction.

Along with the application letter, you must provide your name, email id and phone number while filing the cybercrime complaint. The letter you write must be addressed to the Head of the Cyber Crime Cell. You must provide certain documents while filing the complaint.

Here are the documents you must submit while filing a complaint against phone scam

1. Six months bank statement

2. Copy of the SMS received concerning the unauthorized transactions.

3. Copy of the ID and address proof as provided to the bank.

Cybercrime cells in India:

Mumbai

Address: Cyber Crime Investigation Cell

Office of Commissioner of

Police office,Annex -3 Building,

1st floor, Near Crawford Market,

Mumbai-01.

Contact :+91-22-22630829,+91-22-22641261

E-mail id: [email protected]

 

Bangalore

Address:  Cyber Crime Police Station, CID Annexe Building, Carlton House, # 1, Palace Road, Bangalore – 560001

Contact: 8022094498

Email ID: [email protected]

 

Noida

Address: Centre for Cyber Crime Investigation, Plot No: B-110 A, Sector-6, Noida

Contact: (0120) 2422271, 8800165252

 

Uttarakhand

Address: Special Task Force Office

Sub Inspector of Police, Dehradoon

Contact: +91 135 2640982, +91 94123 70272

Email ID:[email protected]

 

Uttar Pradesh

Address: Cyber Complaints Redressal Cell,

Nodal Officer Cyber cell Agra,

Agra Range 7,Kutchery Road,

Baluganj,Agra-232001

Uttar Pradesh

Contact:919410837559

e-mail: [email protected]

 

Gujarat

Address:  DIG, CID, Crime, and Railways

5thFloor

Police Bhavan

Sector 18, Gandhinagar 382 018

Contact:+91-79-2325 4384, +91-79-2325 0798

+91-79-2325 3917 (Fax)

 

Lucknow

Address: V-Floor, Indira Bhawan, Ashok Marg, Lucknow

Contact: (0522) 2287253

Email ID: [email protected]

 

Bihar

Address: Cyber Crime Investigation Unit

Dy.S.P.Kotwali Police Station, Patna

Contact: +91 94318 18398

E-mail: [email protected]

 

Kerala

Hitech Cell

Address: Police Head Quarters

Thiruvananthapuram

Contact Details: +91-471 272 1547, +91-471 272 2768

E-mail: [email protected]

 

Meghalaya

Address: SCRB,Superintendent of Police

Meghalaya

Contact: +91 98630 64997

E-mail: [email protected]

 

Punjab

Address: Cyber Crime Police Station

DSP Cyber Crime,

S.A.S Nagar,Patiala,

Punjab

Contact: +91 172 2748 100

 

West Bengal

CID, Cyber Crime

West Bengal

Contact: +9133 24506163

e-mail:[email protected]

 

Noida

Address: Centre for Cyber Crime Investigation, Plot No: B-110 A, Sector-6, Noida

Contact: (0120) 2422271, 8800165252

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