Herbal doesn’t necessarily mean safe, warn experts
Posted On : Thursday, November 22, 2018, 10:06 AM
With domestic FMCG firms extensively promoting and marketing herbal and ayurvedic products, Indian consumers have become more and more open about introducing herbal, ayurvedic and natural products into their personal care regime. However, experts still feel that people need to be aware of what exactly a herbal product is before purchasing one because there are many fake and chemically-loaded products in the market. “Many companies advertise their products to attract customers. People often believe that any product with the ‘herbal’ tag is safe and good. But this may not be entirely true, as herbal products do not go through the testing that medicinal drugs do. Hence, there are plenty of fake herbal products in the market,” warns Dr Amulya Somashekar.
Andhra woman arrested for cheating 6 men by marrying them, then fleeing with valuables
Posted On : Wednesday, November 21, 2018, 7:04 PM
The Andhra Pradesh police on Monday arrested a woman for cheating multiple men by promising to marry them and then fleeing with their money and valuables. The incident was brought to light by a man, Bhumireddy Ramakrishna Reddy, who approached police claiming that the woman he had married had run off with all the valuables in his home. A case was registered against the woman, who has now been identified as 32-year-old Mounika. The police investigation has also revealed that Mounika did not work alone, her father Anantha Reddy and an associate, identified as Rathnavath Chintu Nayak, helped her out in her modus operandi.
India may impose higher penalties to ensure companies report cyber security breaches
Posted On : Wednesday, November 21, 2018, 9:55 AM
The government wants to impose higher penalties on companies that fail to immediately report incidents of data breach of Indian users to the authorities, a senior government official has said adding that the current ones are too low. The move comes following incidents of breaches of personal data of Indian users from internet companies such as Facebook and Google, which the government came to know from public statements by these companies, the official said.
Instagram is finally cracking down on fake followers and likes
Posted On : Tuesday, November 20, 2018, 7:11 PM
Instagram is booting fake followers, likes, and comments generated by applications tailored to make accounts appear more popular than they actually are. The crackdown comes as Instagram parent Facebook strives to assure people that the leading social network and its services can be trusted. "Recently, we've seen accounts use third-party apps to artificially grow their audience," Instagram said in a blog post. "Starting today, we will begin removing inauthentic likes, follows and comments from accounts that use third-party apps to boost their popularity."
Fake Apple products worth Rs 40L seized
Posted On : Tuesday, November 20, 2018, 7:04 PM
CID Crime on Monday raided seven shops and multiple godowns in Ahmedabad and seized Rs 40 lakh worth of fake mobile accessories branded similar to those of the brand from the US. Mobile chargers, batteries, USB cables, headphones, Airpod, mobile covers, and other fake accessories branded with the Apple logo and name were found in these shops and seized. Further, the team from CID also arrested the owners of all seven shops and they will be filing an FIR for selling duplicate goods under the Intellectual Property Rights laws at Kagdapith Police Station in the city.
Delhi: Crooks hack email, steal Rs 1 lakh from user
Posted On : Tuesday, November 20, 2018, 4:26 PM
Syncing multiple accounts online has its own risk and a man living in southeast Delhi recently learned it hard way when someone managed to hack into his Google account, which was synced to his mobile number and credit card, and made three transactions of almost Rs 1 lakh. The hackers managed to get the card details and loaded an Amazon Pay account.
India Among Top 4 Countries Targeted for Phishing Attacks
Posted On : Monday, November 19, 2018, 6:50 PM
India is among the top four nations targeted by phishing attacks, a new report said on Monday, adding that the country is also among the top hosting countries for such online frauds, second only to the US. The other three countries most targeted by phishing are Canada, the US and the Netherlands, showed research from RSA Security, a Dell Technologies business that offers business-driven security solutions. Phishing is the fraudulent attempt to obtain sensitive information such as usernames, passwords and credit card details via email.
A Woman Gets Rs 70,000 For Not Being Able To Find A Right Match For Marriage
Posted On : Monday, November 19, 2018, 10:31 AM
A woman in her late twenties, in Chandigarh, sued a matrimonial site and got Rs 70000/-. This 70000 included a refund of Rs 58,650, which she paid for a Royal Plan, Rs 7,000 as compensation and Rs, 5,000 towards litigation charges. As per the lady, she had signed up with this web portal called Wedding Wish Pvt. Ltd. In June and bought a Royal Plan amounting to Rs 58650 for a year. As part of the deal, the company was supposed to send her 21 potential profiles as per her choices and then arrange for meetings with the ones she would select. The matches provided to her turned out to be meaningless for her and totally did not meet her expectations.
TV sets, appliances may cost 3-10% more
Posted On : Monday, November 19, 2018, 9:29 AM
Prices of television sets and appliances could go up by 3-10% as early as this week, with manufacturers raising sticker rates to reflect the rupee depreciation and the recent increase in customs levies on imported refrigerators and washing machines. Companies had originally planned raising prices as early as last month but eventually postponed the move until after the festive-season sales, three senior industry executives said.
Rs 93.5 Lakh Stolen From Bank A/C By Cloning Airtel SIM
Posted On : Saturday, November 17, 2018, 7:14 PM
After credit card and fake lottery scams, now again the cases of cloning SIMs are on a rise. Sim swapping has been prevalent in the country, and in a similar case a Pune man has now been duped of 93.5 lakh rupees. The caller said he was an Airtel employee and managed to fool the user. The accused called up the victim and said he as an Airtel employee. The accused claimed that if the victim did not share his details, his SIM card will be blocked under the circumstance. The victim then shared the details of his SIM card and gave away all the information. The same SIM was linked to his bank account. Soon, the accused cloned his SIM card and the victim came to know that Rs 93.5 lakh has been transferred from his bank account.
Four fraudsters sentenced after restaurant tips scam
Posted On : Saturday, November 17, 2018, 6:57 PM
Four tax cheats who ran a chain of upmarket Indian restaurants have been sentenced after an £800,000 fraud that saw them pocket staff tips and hide sales. Mizanur Rahman, 44, and Sadiqur Rahman, 45, were both jailed for three years at Birmingham Crown Court, HM Revenue and Customs (HMRC) said. Mohammed Sharif Uddin, 48, and 41-year-old Abul Kamal were given suspended two-year jail terms for their part in evading more than £500,000 in tax at their restaurants.
Department of Posts India Post launches e-commerce portal
Posted On : Wednesday, November 14, 2018, 1:33 PM
Leveraging its parcel business network, India Post on Tuesday announced the soft launch of its e-commerce portal. "IndiaPostOffice has launched e-commerce portal and I am glad that today I have received first parcel by this e-commerce portal," Communications Minister Manoj Sinha said in a tweet. While details of the e-commerce service that will be provided through India Post could not be ascertained.
Nurse loses salary of two consecutive months due to ATM frauds in Gurugram
Posted On : Wednesday, November 14, 2018, 12:34 PM
A 25-year-old nurse allegedly lost her consecutive monthly salaries in separate incidents of ATM frauds.The frauds took place from accounts with different banks, the police said. The first incident was reported on October 4 and the second incident took place on November 1. In both cases, her salary was withdrawn from her accounts through ATMs without her knowledge, said Jyoti Swami.
Amazon, Flipkart promise to stop sale of fake cosmetics
Posted On : Monday, November 12, 2018, 11:03 AM
Online retailers Amazon and Flipkart have committed to prevent sales of “unregulated and fake cosmetics” in a meeting with the drug regulator after an investigation found that some resellers on their websites were selling illegally imported beauty products. Representatives from online retailers met officials of the Drug Controller General of India (DCGI) on 1 November, after they were served show-cause notices in October for selling cosmetics in contravention to the provisions of Drugs and Cosmetics Act, 1940.
Cheated Over Bitcoins, UP Man Threatens To Blow Up Miami Airport
Posted On : Saturday, November 3, 2018, 3:50 PM
An 18-year-old man was detained by the Uttar Pradesh Anti-Terror Squad (ATS) today for making several calls to US' Miami airport, threatening to blow it up, an official said. The accused had purchased Bitcoins worth USD 1,000 but someone cheated him in the process, following which he lodged a complaint with the FBI in the United States, but did not get the desired response. Frustrated, the accused made several calls to the Miami airport and threatened to attack it. "I will come with AK-47, grenade, suicide belt and kill everyone," the man said in his calls.