face2 hours agoAuthor: Durgesh Tiwari
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- Students, politicians and big businessmen are included in such traps.
- Many people are reaching the police after losing lakhs of rupees
- More than 60 cases have even reached the cyber police.
These days, after making friends on social media in the city, the matter of trapping people through video calls is coming to the fore. Actually, after removing your objectionable photos or videos in the name of friendship, money is demanded by blackmailing you. So far more than 450 cases have been reported. Of these, there are 60 such big cases on which cybercrime is eyeing.
According to the police, the cases of sextortion have increased significantly in the recent past. However, such cases are rarely registered. People avoid registering these cases to avoid embarrassment. This is the reason why people go on giving money to the person in front, by the time the matter reaches the police, it is too late.
So far, 450 people have applied for such cases in different police stations. According to the police, from students to politicians and big businessmen have also fallen in such a trap and have lost lakhs of rupees.
In this case, the police has raided many times in other states as well, but no clue has been found. Now the police is going to start an awareness campaign to save them from such cases. In this, people will be told how to save themselves from this type of fraud.
These are just some statistics…people don’t even complain to avoid embarrassment
What to do if you are stuck, is telling cyber expert Dr. Snehal Vakilana
What the police say, you deactivate your account for 7 days
In this regard, a policeman said that after locking the profile, if the blackmailer has been reported on social media, then de-activate your social media account for at least 7 days. Also, for the sake of caution, keep the mobile number switched off if possible. Because such people can call you from different numbers. the
But the police believe, it is very difficult to catch the accused in such cases.
Police said that it is difficult to catch people in such cases. Video calls through social media and the use of dummy SIM cards can neither reveal the correct name nor the correct location. In this case many times the police have returned empty handed from near Bharatpur in Rajasthan. According to the police, these days due to dummy sim, such cases have increased a lot.
People do not come for fear of slander: In such cases people do not come to register the case from the front for fear of slander. Fearing to lose respect in the society, they go on giving money to the person in front, eventually getting fed up they have to take the help of the police again.