Incidents of cyber fraud with people are coming to the fore by misusing the name and logo of Mahanagar Telephone Limited (MTNL). Delhi Police has issued an alert for this and asked to be careful. In order to make mobile users aware, Delhi Police has instructed that cyber thugs are making people their victims by sending KYC update messages on Whatsapp, beware of any such messages.
On Twitter, Delhi Police issued a special alert message for this and wrote, “Beware! Incidents of using the name and logo of @MTNLOfficial for cyber fraud have increased rapidly. Messages are sent on WhatsApp of users in the name of KYC updation. Through which cyber thugs steal the confidential information of the user.
There is a sharp spike in fraudulent incidents wherein @MTNLOfficial’s name & logo are being used to commit cyber fraud. Mobile customers receive WhatsApp messages from miscreants on the pretext of KYC updation to retrieve confidential information.@DCP_CCC_Delhi pic.twitter.com/j7HFOVCbxZ
— Delhi Police (@DelhiPolice) July 19, 2022
Police officials said that no user should download the suspicious app on their mobile and most importantly, MTNL never does KYC verification on WhatsApp. In the case of such cyber fraud, the victim should immediately report the matter to 1930 or go to the nearest cyber police station.
Last month, Pune Police filed a chargesheet against a former IPS officer and a cyber expert. This chargesheet was made for the alleged cryptocurrency fraud in which several crores of cryptocurrencies were scammed. IPS officer Patil had taken retirement from the Indian Police Service voluntarily. Along with them, another person, the horse, was also arrested by the Pune Police. Both of them were investigating two cryptocurrency cases in 2018. The police alleged that Patil transferred some cryptocurrencies to his account during the investigation and in return, the horse misled the police by showing them screenshots.