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Inviting suggestions to prevent online fraud

Start Date: 17-09-2019
End Date: 14-11-2019

We are always busy; busy juggling work and home, chasing deadlines, meeting social commitments etc. This leaves us with very little time to go to the market, haggle with ...

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We are always busy; busy juggling work and home, chasing deadlines, meeting social commitments etc. This leaves us with very little time to go to the market, haggle with shopkeepers and get things of our choice. Moreover, in this age of digital advancement, where things are just a click away, bearing with the labour of visiting stores physically often sound quite unwise and unnecessary. Online stores have opened up new vistas for people that help them save both their time as well as money. However, with countless free websites advertising online, we are often tricked and duped while buying or selling products on advertising platforms like OLX, Car24, Quikr etc.

Here are some reasons how you can fall victim to fake online advertisement:-

1. Digital Manipulation-
One can easily be tricked and misled through UPI Payment Links.
Individuals can be easily duped using advertisements from someone else.


It is advisable to read carefully before clicking the Pay/Send Money option if someone sends a link to Request Money from e-wallet or UPI reading your advertisment. Dealing with the respective seller personally is very important before dealing with or making an advanced payment.

2. Photo Morphing-
You can be easily misled and duped in the name of Advanced Payment through photo morphing, wherein the photograph of the product is morphed and the product you receive look nowhere similar to the one you ordered.

How to prevent?

If you have the slightest doubt about the credibility of the website and the seller, without checking the goods do not make payment in advance.

3. Impersonation-
You can easily be fooled and your personal data on Whatsapp be at threat if you share your details with imposters who befriend you under the pretext of being soldiers from the army or paramilitary forces. Such an individual would share their identity so that you can easily trust them.

How to prevent?

Trust only the person in front of you. Never trust anything happening on WhatsApp and do not share your personal documents on WhatsApp with anyone while selling or buying goods.

Even if you buy and sell goods from online advertising platform regularly, it is highly advisable to be careful. Thugs place false and ludicrous advertisements on online advertising websites to cheat you. Interested buyers as well as thugs can contact you as soon as you see an advertisement placed on the online advertising platform.

Let’s take the example of sites like Olx, Cars24, Ouikr etc; these are online mediums through which citizens can advertise their old goods for free. The site requires sharing of your name and mobile number. These details can be misused by miscreants who could also run away with your vehicle on the context of a test drive.

State Cyber Police, Madhya Pradesh has been receiving regular complaints related to cheating through online advertising platform. In the wake of this, the Director General State Cyber Police, Madhya Pradesh, Shri Purushottam Sharma (IPS) has urged citizens to be vigilant while using different online platforms.

As a responsible citizen, you can also prevent others from becoming a victim of fraudulent online advertisement site by sharing your ideas on Your suggestions can help in eliminating cyber crime in the state to a great extent.

Be alert and vigilant!

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vedprakash pathak 8 months 1 week ago

In order to avoid online fraud, customers first have to give correct information.They will have to access this information again and again from time to time from valid source.And customers have to tell the rules correctly before using any service.


Shriya Jain 8 months 1 week ago

Do not share your personal and confidential information on untrusted sites.
Only provide personal information on sites that are secure and has security certificate included and have "https" in the web address or have a lock icon at bottom of the browser.
Use a verified browser
never share your otp, password, pin or any confidential information with anyone


Yogesh Kumar Prajapati 8 months 1 week ago

आज हमारे देश में बहुत सारे कॉलेज के बच्चे ऐसे हैं जो की कॉलेज की पढ़ाई के साथ साथ पार्ट टाइम जॉब करना चाहते है । कुछ ऐसा ही सोचकर मैने कुछ ऑनलाइन साइट्स जैसे की quicker or per अपना पंजीकरण करवाया ।
मुझे किसी कंपनी से message aaya ki आप महीने मै १२५०० कमा सकते हैं घर बैठे और आपको कंपनी ५० प्रतिशत अडवांस सैलरी देगी ।
तो मैंने उनकी कंपनी में कॉल किया तो उन्होंने बोला की आपको ११५० रुपए देने पड़ेंगे कंपनी के registration के लिए और मै उनके इस झांसे में आ गया और मेरे पैसे भी चले गए


Abadhesh mangal 8 months 1 week ago

आज पूरे भारत देश मे ऑनलाइन व्यापार ,बैंकिंग क्षेत्र के सभी ट्रांजक्शन व अन्य सभी प्रकार की सेवा के कार्य ऑनलाइन हो रहे है ऑनलाइन से काफी सुविधा भी हो रही है ज्यादातर काम ऑनलाइन घर बैठें ही बहुत ही कम समय मे हो जाते है परंतु देश के कुछ शातिर पढ़े लिखे ठगों द्वारा अपनी बातों के मायाजाल मे फसा कर आम जनता के खातों से रुपये पैसों को ठगा जा रहा है आम आदमी ठगने के बाद कुछ भी कर पाता सरकार को इस तरह के साइबर क्राइम को रोकने के लिए सख्त कदम उठाने चाहिये और किसी की शिकायत मिलने पर कड़ी कार्यवाही करना चाहिए


Dheeraj Rathor 8 months 1 week ago

Online fraud took place due to our negligence and unawareness. I have seen so many such incidences in which people have been victims due to their casual behavior of information sharing. Generally all the fraud happened due to our unintended consent as clicking on unknown links for graving luring offers and cashbacks. So I request all of you to be aware about such frauds and make others also.


KAVITA VISHWAKARMA 8 months 1 week ago

अपने मोबाइल या कंप्यूटर पर वेरिफाइड ब्राउज़र का ही इस्तेमाल करें और किसी भी तरह ओपन या फ्री नेटवर्क से लेनदेन न करें।


RAJESH KUMAR CHAURAGADE 8 months 1 week ago

महोदय ,
आॅन लाइन ठगी को अभी भी जानकार व्यक्तियों के द्वारा भी समझ नही आ रहा है इसमें आवश्यक है कि हर बैंक तथा सरकारी प्रयास एॅव जनभागिदारिता से इसका डेमो तथा प्रशिक्षण व्यवस्था दी जानी चाहिए जिससे से उक्त कार्य को उचित निष्पादन प्राप्त हो सके । धन्यवाद ाा