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What is Digital Arrest? Due to which people sitting at home lose lakhs of rupees.

Everything You Should Know About Digital Arrest: Digital Arrest is a big fraud, where criminals scare people by pretending to be from the government or investigation agency. They contact you through some medium like phone or online and lie that you have a warrant for your arrest or that you are under investigation.

What Is Digital Arrest Scam: Kolkata Police has taken steps to make people aware against crimes taking place on the internet, especially a fraud called ‘Digital Arrest’. This is a method that criminals use to scare people and take money from them. Kolkata Police has recently issued a warning to the people to remain alert.

People sitting at home lose lakhs of rupees

This alert has been issued because many people have fallen prey to this hoax. We lose lakhs of rupees just sitting at home. A criminal can cheat you by posing as an officer of a fake investigation agency. They scare people by calling and call them on Skype for “investigation” or ‘arrest’. Actually no government investigating agency does this.

What is digital arrest? (What is Digital Arrest Scam?)

Digital Arrest is a scam where criminals scare people by pretending to be from the government or investigation agency. They contact you through some medium like phone or online and lie that you have a warrant for your arrest or that you are under investigation. Then they ask for your personal information or bank details or threaten to give money to avoid arrest. This fraud is designed to make people panic and take hasty decisions. 

Kolkata Police Advisory

– Real government departments will never call you on Skype call for investigation or arrest.
– If you get false news of the arrest of a relative with whom you are close, then go to your local police station and find out the truth.
– There is no need to panic when receiving such calls. First inform your family members and then the local police.
– If the voice of the caller seems familiar to you, then take information about them directly. Do not send money in haste and do not give any payment to anyone.

Kolkata Police has said that criminals steal money by scaring people. These people create such an atmosphere as if a big problem has arisen and it is necessary to take a decision as soon as possible. Because of this, people get nervous and take any decision without thinking and get trapped in the trap of criminals.

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