Cyber Crime on rise, 3,286 cases reported in Gurugram

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Cyber crime remained an area of concern from the city police as they registered 3,286 in 2017 as compared to 2,402  in 2016.  According to the the data compiled by the Gurugram Police, there has been a 36 per cent rise in cyber crime in the city in 2017.

According to police officials, there were 1,954 complaints pertaining to online banking credit, Debit card fraud and cheating through mobile phones in 2017. Apart from it, 278 complaints were related to Facebook frauds and several other cases were registered under the Information Technology (IT) Act. In 2016, the online banking frauds were 1,345 and 151 Facebook complaints.

Inspector Anand Kumar Yadav of the Cyber Crime Cell said once the new Cyber Police Station becomes operational, the documentation process will become easier.

“Once it will be operational the short staff in the cyber cell will be augmented and it will help us to prevent such crimes, new technical assets and other facilities will provide better information about the criminals,” Yadav said.

Apart from this in the previous year, the cyber city has witnessed increased cases of internet crimes as compared to the previous year the cases of internet frauds like Email hacking, cyber bullying, WhatsApp, fake websites, data theft, pornography and job frauds were 337. While in 2016 the figures of such crime have raised to 290.

“Recently we had organised an awareness programme among the people and brief them about the online and other internet related frauds.”

“We have also instructed the bank officials of the several banks they must take quick actions on the victim complaints and a strict action will be initiated against them if any lapses found on their behalf,” Yadav added.

Cops claim that around 90 per cent of the victims of the cyber frauds were educated including IT professionals. The floating population of the city is another reason for the increase in the cases pertaining to cyber fraud..

Cyber cell sleuths blame easy access to information and technological advancement for the spikes in cyber crime cases. Net banking has made it easy for criminals to siphon off money from accounts and such fraud takes time to solve, said an official with the cyber cell.



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