June 27, 2022

As an alternative of creating life simpler, know-how is changing into an issue and posing extra challenges to the widespread individuals day by day. Uninterruptible energy provide is significant to the lives of all of us at the moment. Therefore, fraudsters have discovered it an absolute weak spot to reap the benefits of this by threatening energy cuts on the bogus declare of non-payment of payments. Useful within the hazard message is the variety of an ‘electrical energy officer’ or an app to be downloaded to set issues proper. This fraud is rampant as individuals instinctively name the quantity and get tempted to supply extra particulars.

Public is being robbed within the identify of electrical energy invoice, watch out

A 36-year-old physician lately lodged a grievance with Tilak Nagar police after dropping Rs 48500 to a cyber fraudster in a fraudulent textual content message stating that the sufferer’s electrical energy invoice was not paid and his electrical energy was lower and the sufferer was prompted to obtain the distant entry app and cash was withdrawn from her checking account. All the key energy firms have issued advisory advising their clients to be alert from such SMS frauds, but the fraudsters proceed to cheat themselves.

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In accordance with the police, the complainant is a resident of Ghatkopar. In accordance with the police, the sufferer had stated in her grievance that round 9:18 am on Sunday, her father acquired a message on the cellphone, who was masked within the identify of an electrical energy firm. The message stated that since his invoice has not been paid, his electrical energy will probably be lower after 9:30 pm. Within the message, data was additionally given to the sufferer to contact on the cellular variety of ‘Electrical energy Officer’ given within the message.

“The daddy of the sufferer was instructed by the fraudster to obtain the distant entry app on his cellphone to finish the method. Because the sufferer was unable to finish the method on her father’s cellphone, she downloaded the app on her cellphone by the hyperlink offered by the fraudster and tried to make the cost. The sufferer then got here to know from her financial institution {that a} transaction of Rs 48500 had taken place from her checking account. After realizing that she had been duped, the sufferer deleted the app from her cellphone,” stated a police officer.

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