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Watch out! COVID-19 contact tracing scams are on the rise

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.

Watch out! Phishing attacks around coronavirus spike by over 600%

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.

Reliance Jio offering free Rs. 498 recharge is fake news

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.

Techie HACKS into Gurugram-based call center, catches scammers in action

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.

If you use Google Adsense, this scam may hurt you

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.

#FraudAlert: Scammers using QR codes on WhatsApp to steal 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.

#FraudAlert: Scammers can use your browser notifications to steal money

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.

US: Employee scams airline of $785,000 using unique technique

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.

#Alert: 'Adidas free shoes' scam is circulating on WhatsApp

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.

Reliance Jio GigaFiber activation email scam is stealing bank details

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.

Google Calendar's bug: Here's how scammers can fool you

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.

#ScamAlert: Reliance Jio's Rs. 399 recharge offer is a scam

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.

What are OTP frauds and how to avoid them

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.

#Alert: Reliance Jio GigaFiber activation request e-mails are fake

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.

#Alert: WhatsApp message offering 1,000GB free data is a scam

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.

How scammers are using Google Calendar to steal money

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.

Is Theranos founder Elizabeth Holmes' secret wedding her latest scam?

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.

US: Indian student gets 5-year jail over $1mn tech scam

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.

IIT graduate dupes 15L people with fake Modi laptop scheme

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.

Reliance Jio's Rs. 399 recharge IPL offer is fake news

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.

How two engineering students scammed Rs. 6cr out of Apple

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.

Everything to know about the Reliance Jio DTH connection scam

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.

US: 70-year-old Indian-origin man admits to multi-million dollar immigration fraud

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.

Sakshi Tanwar's father duped of Rs. 9 lakh, accused arrested

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.

US college scam: 30 'students' return home; others remain detained

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.

IRCTC scam: Lalu Prasad, wife, son granted bail by Delhi-Court

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.

WhatsApp Scam: Message claiming to offer free plane-tickets is fake!

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.

All you need to know about Reliance Jio Tower Scam

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.

Saradha chit-fund scam: CBI files charge sheet against Chidambaram's wife

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.

Real-life Ricky Bahl arrested for cheating women on matrimonial websites

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.

Noida: 126 arrested after cops bust fake call center

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.

Another accused arrested in Rs. 126cr Yamuna Expressway land scam

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.

#AgustaWestlandScam: CBI finds evidence of 'dubious' use of money

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.

Man without smartphone loses Rs. 6.8 lakh in UPI fraud

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.

Vodafone Idea issues new 'fraud warning': Details here

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.

#TechBytes: 5 useful ways to protect yourself from online scams

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.

UP: Ten arrested for using proxy candidates in rail exam

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.

#AgustaWestlandScam: Chopper deal 'middleman', Christian Michel, being extradited to India

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.

Beware, WhatsApp users! Don't fall prey to these scams, hoaxes

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.

Family feud escalates, OP Chautala expels son Ajay from INLD

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.