Whether technology is a boon or a bane, is a debate that will go on and on forever. While technological advancements are making our lives easier and faster, robbers also use the same advancements every day to rob us of our hard-earned money. Well, here’s a new scam alert! A fake e-challan scam has unfolded in Faridabad, and we are here to help you understand it and be alert.
Fake E-Challan Scam Of Faridabad
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Fraudsters in Faridabad are robbing people’s money by coming up with a fake e-challan link that directs you to a fake government website. The Faridabad Police have alerted people about this scam!
Hemendra Kumar Meena, a DCP Headquarters and Cyber Crime Officer, recently informed reporters about the scam and cautioned the public about fake e-challan links that are being shared online.
According to the authorities, these URLs are being delivered via text messages and look to be coming from the traffic police. The links, however, are actually fraudulent and made to defraud people of their money.
A traffic rule violation will be mentioned in the text message, and you will be asked to pay the fine via a URL that will be provided. When you click the link, a fake traffic police website will appear and ask you to submit your online banking information or, in the worst-case scenario, provide the scammers access to your device.
Identify The Difference
The authorities informed the general public on how to distinguish between genuine and fraudulent messages. According to the statement, a genuine challan message will contain the “engine number, vehicle identification number (VIN), and other information about your vehicle.”
The official challan messages will also include the following government URL at the end: https://echallan.parivahan.gov.in/ . Nevertheless, the bogus messages end with a URL that lacks the.gov.in extension. Links like https://echallan.parivahan.in/ would be present in the bogus e-challan message.
If you fall prey to such cybercrime, make sure to contact the National Cyber Complaint Portal at number 1930 or file a complaint at www.cybercrime.gov.in.
Make sure you keep these points in mind!
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