Andhra Pradesh

SP cautions studentson mobile apps

Awareness meet held on cyber crime

Superintendent of Police (Tirupati urban) K.K.N. Anburajan has cautioned the student community to stay off mobile applications which may sometimes be mischievous and often dangerous.

Addressing students of various colleges at an awareness programme on cyber crime here on Wednesday, he said responding to unknown calls or messages could land them in trouble, as online fraudsters searching for vulnerable persons, could get access to their accounts.

Disturbing trend

“The fraudsters are innovating and are always finding newer routes to cheat the gullible public. The educated students end up victims in several cases, as they unsuspectingly fall prey to dubious callers. Cyber security is emerging as a top priority and more focus is coming on this subject,” Mr. Anburajan said.

He also appealed to the public at large not to disclose their Aadhaar or bank account details to anyone over telephone, even if they claimed to be known persons or from their banks. The technology is so fast nowadays that they can sweep your hard-earned money from your account in no time, he added.

‘Don’t respond’

The students were also cautioned not to respond to strangers, as they either get trapped by them or get entangled in unnecessary controversies if they shared seemingly simple posts.

He invited the student community to become part of ‘Cyber Mitra’, a new initiative launched by the police here, in order to effectively tackle rising cyber crimes. “Alert us in case you learn of any cyber crime happening around you. We will solve the case and bring the culprits to book”, Anburajan said.

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