December 25, 2021 In Alert, NY-eve

NY-eve alert: Cyber police warn shoppers about e-cheats in Mumbai

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Mumbai: As Christmas and New Year shopping and celebrations are in full swing, the Mumbai Cyber police have warned people not to fall prey to scamsters promising discounts and offers on restaurant food bills, wine orders, or any other purchase made online. Such offers are largely posted on social media.
The cybercops also warned people not to click unsolicited links, particularly those promising you to be the lucky one to win an offer, as they may end up compromising their mobile and lose money.
The cyber police issued the warning after noticing the fraud trend witnessed in the last few years in the month of December. A bulk of cases of online fraud have been reported during the year-end festive season when people opt to place online orders without verifying the contact numbers they find on the internet.
Cybercops have advised people not to blindly trust the contact numbers or information about hotels, restaurants, or wine shops found on the internet. “One should not share their bank card details, instead, while making any online order, the people should insist on payment on delivery,” cybercops said.
The people should refrain from downloading AnyDesk or Quick Support (remote access app) or QR Code on the suggestions of unknown persons, the cyber police said. –V Narayan