Vijayawada

‘Guard against online frauds’

Police Commissioner Ch. Dwaraka Tirumala Rao holding a meeting with representatives of digital wallet companies and banks, in Vijayawada on Wednesday.

Police Commissioner Ch. Dwaraka Tirumala Rao holding a meeting with representatives of digital wallet companies and banks, in Vijayawada on Wednesday.   | Photo Credit: HAND OUT

Tirumala Rao gives tips to bankers, digital wallet firms

Police Commissioner Ch. Dwaraka Tirumala Rao has appealed to the bankers and digital wallet companies to take steps to enlighten the customers to prevent online frauds.

Mr. Tirumala Rao, along with Joint Commissioner Navadeep Singh, held a meeting with representatives of various digital wallet companies and bank officials on Wednesday.

Disturbing trend

Explaining the modus operandi of the hackers and the cyber fraudsters, he asked the heads of the digital wallet firms to provide security for the public money by creating awareness among the customers on cyber crimes. The participants discussed OTP frauds, cloning of cards, fake websites and calls and Nigerian frauds.

“There has been a rise in OTP and online frauds post-demonetisation,” the Police Commissioner said.

Special Branch (SB) Additional Deputy Commissioner of Police (DCP) Shaik Nawab Jani, Task Force Additional DCP K.V. Srinivas Rao, SB Assistant Commissioners of Police G. Rajiv Kumar and R.V.S.N. Murthy and other officers of the Cyber Crime Cell participated.

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