Be careful if you have a vehicle and you do not receive any link to pay the traffic challan. Cybercriminals have invented a new way to scam people by sending them traffic links.
According to police, they pretend to be traffic police officers and send links to vehicle owners on their cellphones for submission of traffic challans.
When the person makes the payment via this link by entering their bank details, the fraudsters hack the mobile and withdraw the money from their account.
A Delhi Police Cyber Cell official said that the links these thugs send to people are prepared by them.
As soon as people click on these links to submit the challans and share their banking information, the mobile gets hacked and the scammers withdraw all the money from the victim’s bank account.
Threatening legal action…
Malefactors not only send links to people and message them to deposit challans by clicking on the links, but also threaten legal action if they refuse to pay the challan amount through the given links.
According to a police official, these fake numbers mostly appear as City Control Room or E-Challan Recovery on Truecaller. These mischievous thieves very cleverly set their numbers with such names on Truecaller so that people can be tricked easily.
Over a crore of challans are pending…
A large number of people traveling on the roads of Delhi break the traffic rules. To control such offenders, the traffic police have provided online challans. People who violate traffic rules receive a traffic information message on their mobile phone.
These challans must be submitted online. If reports are to be believed, despite providing challan payment through online medium, around one crore of challans are pending in Delhi alone.
The numbers are used for fraudulent calls…
Five New Ways of Cyber Fraud…
~ On behalf of the payment of the electricity bill
~ In the name of the draw
~ On behalf of the challan traffic submission
~ On behalf of KYC update
~ On behalf of linking Aadhaar number with bank account
Ways to prevent cyber fraud…
~ Do not give your account information to anyone over the phone
~ Do not tell the one-time password (OTP) to an unknown person
~ Click official sites only
~ Do not share personal information with strangers