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Bengalureans lost ₹470 crore in cyber crimes in 2023

October 11, 2023 10:54 am | Updated 11:49 am IST - Bengaluru

Police recover ₹28.4 crore, freeze ₹201.8 crore

The cases include a variety of online frauds. | Photo Credit: Illustration by Satheesh Vellinezhi

Bengaluru recorded 12,615 cyber crime cases with a total loss of ₹470.05 crores till September-end 2023.

Of this, city police managed to recover ₹28.4 crore and froze ₹201.8 crore in various bank accounts. The police managed to return ₹27.6 crore to the rightful owners and are waiting for consent from courts to return the rest of the money, a police officer said.

The cases include a variety of online frauds, like online job fraud, debit or credit card fraud, gift fraud, loan app fraud, bitcoin cases, sextortion, data theft, matrimonial fraud, card skimming, email spoofing, lottery fraud, online gaming fraud, and SIM cloning.

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