Rising cyber pitfalls
Posted On : Friday, December 28, 2018, 5:31 PM
Despite measures to tackle crimes, cyber-related fraud continues to haunt the public. At least 439 debit and credit cards were reported in the city in 2018, twice more than the number reported in 2017. This has put the police on their toes as in 2016, only 199 cases were reported. “The cyber cell in the city receives at least 50-100 complaints per day,” said Manikandan, Sub Inspector cyber cell. Apart from cases of fraud, abuse via social media handles has also doubled this year. While the cyber police registered 65 complaints in 2017, an year later it has risen to 145.