Hyderabad: The Cyberabad Police advised victims of cybercrime frauds to immediately report on emergency helpline 155260 to get the transactions stopped and get the money refunded.
The cybercrime wing in a press release said, “In spite of heavy losses in cyber frauds that occurred in Cyberabad, immediate reporting by cyber frauds victims on the helpline number led to freezing of Rs 55,64,301 in the fraudster accounts. It will eventually be refunded to victims.”
The Cyberabad police are conducting awareness programmes about cybercrime at public places, educational institutions, offices and other places regularly. “All the officials including DCPs and ACPs are participating in the awareness programmes,” said the police.
The police explain that most of the victims were falling prey to cyber crooks due to lack of awareness and knowledge on digital technology. “Prevention is the first step in countering cybercrimes. The primary tool for such prevention is undoubtedly education aimed at establishing greater awareness and knowledge regarding cybercrime in the society,” the police said.
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