Sextortion Racket

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Delhi Crime Branch Busts Sextortion Racket, Arrests Mewat-Based Criminal

The Crime Branch of Delhi police has arrested the kingpin of a Sextortion racket Mewat-based criminal, Mohammed Barkat Ali in Gurgaon. However, the police is still looking for his associates in Mewat. Reportedly, the gang was luring people through fake female IDs, initiating sex chat on WhatsApp and would extort money through blackmailing. Besides, the police said selling fake cars and bikes on WhatsApp were the major tasks. 

Thu, 17 Jun 2021 - 09:45 AM / by Aditi Chavan

Tags: Mewat, sextortion racket, extortion, WhatsApp, screen recording

Courtesy: The times Of India

Representational photo: A spam call.

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Govt Plans To Hunt Spammers, Voice Phishing Via New Platform

The Communications Ministry on February 15 released a statement promising measures to bust spam and financial frauds done through phone calls and text messages. The ministry is working on platform for facilitating reportage of such frauds. Setting up of a new Data Intelligence Unit to aid coordination between all stakeholders in enforcement is also on the chart. The move is linked to the government’s plan to curtail telecom Vishing in… read-more

Tue, 16 Feb 2021 - 10:29 AM / by Harsh Vardhan

Tags: Department Of Telecommunications, Spam calls, Law Enforcement Agencies, Data Intelligence Units, Jamtara, Mewat

Courtesy: Hindustan Times