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Woman loses Rs 3.8 lakh to forex trading fraud

Saturday, January 11, 2020, 9:14 PM

Woman loses Rs 3.8 lakh to forex trading fraud

A 43-year-old woman from Dhankawdi lodged an FIR against a social media acquaintance, who she claimed promised her good returns on investment in foreign exchange and cheated her of nearly Rs 4 lakh. According to the FIR, the suspect took a total of Rs 6.50 lakh in varying amounts between June and September 2018. The complainant claimed she got back only Rs 2.72 lakh from the suspect. In her complaint, the woman stated that the suspect had formed a group on a social media platform, and claimed to run a company that was involved in foreign exchange trading. She joined the group in 2018. The suspect got in touch with her and told her that she would get handsome returns on investment in foreign exchange.

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If you are a TikTok user you must be aware of this

Friday, January 10, 2020, 5:37 PM

If you are a TikTok user you must be aware of this

If you are a TikTok user you must be aware of this TikTok is a Beijing-based video-sharing social ...

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Instagram becomes new platform for cyber fraud

Wednesday, December 18, 2019, 11:23 AM

Instagram becomes new platform for cyber fraud

After instances of women being cheated by Facebook ‘friends’, online frauds seem to be targeting women Instagram account holders. Recently, a 46-year-old woman lost Rs 10.9 lakh, and in another case, a 27-year-old woman lost Rs 40,000 and other documents to online frauds. After making women believe that their gifts are being sent through courier, they pose as custom officials, seizing the gifts and take additional money via online transfer for ‘releasing’ the same.

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Instagram introduces new tool to help prevent phishing attacks

Wednesday, October 9, 2019, 5:53 PM

Instagram introduces new tool to help prevent phishing attacks

Instagram has added a new feature to its app to help users work out if an email was sent by the Facebook company or if it’s an attempted phishing scam. Now, if you receive an email claiming to be from Instagram, you can check if it’s genuine by heading over to the “Emails from Instagram” option in the app’s Security settings, which lists every email the service has sent you over the last 14 days. The update is rolling out now and may take time to appear in your settings. The new menu divides your Instagram emails into two categories; security emails and “other.” If you see an email in there then you can be sure it’s legitimate, and you can safely click any links it contains. If it’s not, then it could be a phishing scam, whereby someone impersonates a service to trick you into giving them your username and password.

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Twitter announces new financial scams policy

Tuesday, September 24, 2019, 10:19 AM

Twitter announces new financial scams policy

Microblogging site Twitter introduced a new policy to prohibit financial scams on the service. As per the company’s new financial scams policy, using scam tactics on Twitter to obtain money or private financial information is prohibited. The company said users are not allowed to create accounts, post tweets, or send direct messages that solicit engagement in fraudulent schemes. Examples of prohibited, deceptive tactics under the new policy include relationship/trust building scams, money flipping schemes, fraudulent discounts, and phishing scams. Twitter said the consequences for violating the new policy will depend on the type and severity of the violation as well as the previous history of the violations. The actions the company may take could include locking of accounts, blacklisting URLs, tweet deletions and temporary account locks, and also permanent suspension.

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About 200 fake Twitter handles impersonating senior Army officers

Thursday, September 19, 2019, 4:07 PM

About 200 fake Twitter handles impersonating senior Army officers

The army has identified about 200 fake Twitter handles that have been impersonating senior army officers, including Army Chief General Bipin Rawat, and spreading propaganda on Jammu and Kashmir. The army with the help of the defence ministry and home ministry has reported the matter to Twitter, officials added. Twitter has shut down about 6o to 70% of these handles. Officials believe these handles to have the support of the Pakistan establishment and see this as a ‘twitter war’ started from across the border. They added that these handles came up after the Centre abrogated Article 370 that gave special status to J&K on August 5. There has been a 70 to 80% increase in such Twitter handles since over the past month, as compared to what it was in the months preceding August 5.

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How To Find If A WhatsApp Message Is Real or Fake?

Monday, March 4, 2019, 5:00 PM

How To Find If A WhatsApp Message Is Real or Fake?

WhatsApp has become an important mode of communication around the World and its user base is increas ...

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Advantages and Disadvantages of Social Media

Tuesday, January 29, 2019, 5:41 PM

Advantages and Disadvantages of Social Media

The number of people using social media has increased rapidly in the last few years. There are a number of platforms where you can open profile, share ...

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Facebook Hack: Five things to know

Saturday, October 6, 2018, 7:22 PM

Facebook Hack: Five things to know

The social media giant, Facebook, recently reported a massive security breach which impacted almost 50 million user accounts. Many people believe that ...

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How To Protect Your Debit Card From Being Hacked?

Thursday, August 16, 2018, 6:29 PM

How To Protect Your Debit Card From Being Hacked?

We all know that India is fast moving towards becoming a less cash economy and debit card and credit cards are accepted at most places. I personally p ...

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