25 May 2020
Watch out! COVID-19 contact tracing scams are on the rise
The spread of COVID-19 has triggered a wave of scams.
30 Mar 2020
Watch out! Phishing attacks around coronavirus spike by over 600%
As people continue to worry about the novel coronavirus pandemic, hackers are using their fears to carry out sophisticated phishing attacks spreading dangerous malware/ransomware.
30 Mar 2020
Reliance Jio offering free Rs. 498 recharge is fake news
A fake WhatsApp forward, in the name of Reliance Jio, is trying to scam customers by promising to offer a free recharge worth Rs. 498.
04 Mar 2020
Techie HACKS into Gurugram-based call center, catches scammers in action
In a weird development, a UK-based man has caught a whole team of scammers red-handed.
18 Feb 2020
If you use Google Adsense, this scam may hurt you
Google's AdSense network is used by millions of publishers and websites to show ads on their respective platforms - and to generate money.
26 Dec 2019
#FraudAlert: Scammers using QR codes on WhatsApp to steal money
Amid a wave of phishing scams, another kind of attack has surfaced on the internet, this time targeting WhatsApp users.
29 Nov 2019
#FraudAlert: Scammers can use your browser notifications to steal money
Consumer technology has come a long way over the years, but with all the new tricks/features we get, ill-intended scammers also find ways to defraud unsuspecting people, and steal their money.
23 Oct 2019
US: Employee scams airline of $785,000 using unique technique
A former employee of the American airline JetBlue could face 20 years in prison for scamming the airline of almost a million dollars.
26 Sep 2019
#Alert: 'Adidas free shoes' scam is circulating on WhatsApp
Last year, a scam related to Adidas surfaced online wherein the company was claimed to be giving away 3,000 pair of shoes for free as part of its 93rd anniversary.
03 Sep 2019
Reliance Jio GigaFiber activation email scam is stealing bank details
There is a massive interest from users as Reliance prepares to commercially roll out Jio GigaFiber, its fiber-to-the-home broadband service, on September 5.
27 Aug 2019
Google Calendar's bug: Here's how scammers can fool you
From the Pixels to the all-new Mi A3, every stock Android phone runs Google Calendar, one of the neatest calendar apps on the Google Play Store.
26 Aug 2019
#ScamAlert: Reliance Jio's Rs. 399 recharge offer is a scam
Reliance Jio has been marred with sophisticated scams. Over the past several months we have reported on a Jio Mobile Tower Scam, Jio DTH connection fraud, and more recently on the fake activation requests for Jio GigaFiber.
08 Aug 2019
What are OTP frauds and how to avoid them
PM Modi's Digital India push has prompted more and more Indians, even first-time internet users and senior citizens, to opt for digital payments.
01 Aug 2019
#Alert: Reliance Jio GigaFiber activation request e-mails are fake
There is massive interest from consumers as Reliance prepares to commercially launch its fiber-to-the-home broadband service, Jio Gigafiber, on August 12.
01 Aug 2019
#Alert: WhatsApp message offering 1,000GB free data is a scam
Catering to over 1.5 billion users across Android and iOS platforms, it's no surprise that WhatsApp is often targeted by cyber-criminals.
24 Jun 2019
How scammers are using Google Calendar to steal money
Scammers have a knack of coming up with nifty ways to con money out of people.
18 Jun 2019
Is Theranos founder Elizabeth Holmes' secret wedding her latest scam?
Disgraced Theranos founder Elizabeth Holmes (35) has reportedly gotten married to her fiancé, hotel heir Billy Evans (27), in a secret ceremony.
11 Jun 2019
US: Indian student gets 5-year jail over $1mn tech scam
A college student from India, who was interning in the United States, has been sentenced to 60 months in federal prison for running a telemarketing scam.
03 Jun 2019
IIT graduate dupes 15L people with fake Modi laptop scheme
If you recently signed up for a free laptop scheme under Prime Minister Narendra Modi's name, you have been duped.
16 May 2019
Reliance Jio's Rs. 399 recharge IPL offer is fake news
Reliance Jio has been marred with sophisticated scams. Earlier, we had reported how Jio Mobile Tower Scam and Jio DTH connection fraud cheated many people in India.
06 Apr 2019
How two engineering students scammed Rs. 6cr out of Apple
Two engineering students hailing from China have scammed more than Rs. 6 crore out of Apple.
02 Apr 2019
Everything to know about the Reliance Jio DTH connection scam
Just months after the Reliance Jio Tower scam, another sophisticated fraud under the name of "Jio DTH" has come to the fore.
22 Feb 2019
US: 70-year-old Indian-origin man admits to multi-million dollar immigration fraud
A 70-year-old man of Indian-origin, Hardev Panesar, living in the US, has admitted to running a multi-million dollar immigration scam that is said to have duped over a 100 people.
20 Feb 2019
Sakshi Tanwar's father duped of Rs. 9 lakh, accused arrested
Television actress Sakshi Tanwar's father Rajendra Tanwar was allegedly conned of Rs. 9 lakh recently.
08 Feb 2019
US college scam: 30 'students' return home; others remain detained
At least 30 'students' from Andhra Pradesh and Telangana, who had been caught up in an immigration racket, have returned to India from the US.
28 Jan 2019
IRCTC scam: Lalu Prasad, wife, son granted bail by Delhi-Court
A Delhi court today granted bail to RJD chief Lalu Prasad, his wife Rabri Devi and son Tejashwi Yadav in a money laundering case related to the Indian Railway Catering and Tourism Corporation (IRCTC) scam.
15 Jan 2019
WhatsApp Scam: Message claiming to offer free plane-tickets is fake!
Recently, a fake message, in the form of a note from Singapore Airlines claiming to offer free plane tickets, started doing rounds on WhatsApp chats across the world.
13 Jan 2019
All you need to know about Reliance Jio Tower Scam
A sophisticated fraud, under the name of Mukesh Ambani-led Reliance Jio Infocomm, is cheating people of millions of rupees in India.
11 Jan 2019
Saradha chit-fund scam: CBI files charge sheet against Chidambaram's wife
The CBI has filed a charge sheet against Nalini Chidambaram, the wife of former Union finance minister P Chidambaram, alleging she had received Rs. 1.4 crore from Saradha group of companies, embroiled in a chit fund scam, officials said today.
24 Dec 2018
Real-life Ricky Bahl arrested for cheating women on matrimonial websites
A 32-year-old man was arrested for allegedly posing as a media professional, and cheating nearly two dozens of women on social media and matrimonial websites, police said yesterday.
21 Dec 2018
Noida: 126 arrested after cops bust fake call center
On Friday, police busted a fake call center in Noida and arrested 126 people for duping US citizens.
19 Dec 2018
Another accused arrested in Rs. 126cr Yamuna Expressway land scam
The Gautam Budh Nagar Police yesterday arrested another accused in the Rs. 126 crore Yamuna Expressway land scam.
16 Dec 2018
#AgustaWestlandScam: CBI finds evidence of 'dubious' use of money
In a big boost to the CBI probe into the Rs. 3,727cr VVIP chopper scam, the investigative agency has recovered crucial documentary evidence pertaining to the misuse of funds by Christian Michel.
12 Dec 2018
Man without smartphone loses Rs. 6.8 lakh in UPI fraud
In a strange case of UPI fraud, a Noida-based man has lost nearly Rs. 7 lakh from his bank, without even owning a smartphone.
11 Dec 2018
Vodafone Idea issues new 'fraud warning': Details here
In the wake of rising internet scams, telecom giant Vodafone Idea has started issuing warning messages to alert its subscribers about potential frauds.
10 Dec 2018
#TechBytes: 5 useful ways to protect yourself from online scams
India is going digital, but at the same pace, fraudsters are also using new, tech-savvy techniques to dupe unsuspecting people.
08 Dec 2018
UP: Ten arrested for using proxy candidates in rail exam
The Uttar Pradesh special task force (STF) has arrested 10 suspected members of a gang for allegedly facilitating copying in the Group D exam of the railways.
04 Dec 2018
#AgustaWestlandScam: Chopper deal 'middleman', Christian Michel, being extradited to India
Alleged AgustaWestland chopper scam middleman, Christian James Michel, who is wanted by several Indian investigative agencies, is reportedly being extradited from the United Arab Emirates to India tonight.
03 Dec 2018
Beware, WhatsApp users! Don't fall prey to these scams, hoaxes
With over 1.5 billion users worldwide, WhatsApp is undoubtedly the most popular instant messaging app that is evolving into a multi-purpose platform.
14 Nov 2018
Family feud escalates, OP Chautala expels son Ajay from INLD
The ongoing feud within the Chautala family escalated with INLD Chief and former Chief Minister of Haryana, Om Prakash Chautala, expelling his son Ajay Singh from the primary membership of the party for alleged anti-party activities.