It came as a rude shock to Shalini Aggarwal to know that someone is demanding money from her acquaintances by impersonating her in cyberspace.
It is learnt that cyber thieves sent messages to other officials in the corporation, asking for money from a number having Shalini Agarwal’s photo in the DP ( Display Picture ) of the online profile.
Ms Agarwal informed the police as soon as she came to know about the modus operandi of the unidentified cheaters. The commissioner also appealed to the general public to be aware of such thugs. Police have started an investigation.
Cyber fraud is on the rise in the country with the digital push becoming more and more prominent in the country. There are various methods of duping gullible people employed by structured gangs in a highly systematic and resourceful manner. It is often found that the traditional police are unable to match the new-age tech-savvy thugs who operate from remote locations masked under anonymity.
Though cybercrime departments in all police headquarters are in force and there is a significant improvement, it would be a great service to the people if the cyber criminals are dealt with severely.