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15 Sep 2018

Odisha police warns about Olivia porn hoax on WhatsApp

Odisha police now warns about the Olivia Hoax

The shadow cyber games space is keeping the Odisha police on their toes.

Just days after it issued an advisory against the killer 'Momo Challenge' game being circulated on WhastApp, Odisha police have now issued another advisory on something called the 'Olivia Hoax', a spam porn message being circulated on WhatsApp that is targeting unsuspecting children.

Here are the details.

In context

Odisha police now warns about the Olivia Hoax
First, what is the Olivia Hoax?

Olivia Hoax

First, what is the Olivia Hoax?

The Olivia Hoax looks to lure unsuspecting children on to porn sites.

For the hoax, the sender pretends to be friend of a friend, or an existing friend of a WhatsApp number.

When a WhatsApp user engages with the unknown sender, he/she sends a link that, on the pretext of showing a photo of Olivia, lures the user to porn sites.

Advisory

What the Odisha police have recommended

The Crime Branch of the Odisha police took to Twitter to warn users about the Olivia hoax.

Citizens have been advised not to click on links from unknown senders, and parents have been advised to keep a strict check on their children's activities on the internet.

Additionally, police have also advised citizens to not engage with unknown numbers on WhatsApp.

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On September 1, Odisha police had warned about Momo Challenge

Momo Challenge

On September 1, Odisha police had warned about Momo Challenge

Earlier, on September 1, the Odisha police issued an advisory about the killer game, Momo Challenge that was being circulated via unknown WhatsApp numbers.

The unidentified malicious actors, the Odisha police warned, were targeting vulnerable teenagers and driving them to commit suicide by partaking in the final task of the Momo Challenge.

With several people having fallen prey worldwide, parents and teachers were warned.

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