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City sees a 43% rise in debit and credit card frauds

Mumbai city has seen a whopping 43 per cent rise in cases of debit/credit card fraud as compared to last year. While as many as 546 cases of credit/debit card fraud were registered in Mumbai from January till November this year, 382 cases were registered last year during the same period.Experts say that the increase was reportedly due to demonetisation as a huge number of citizens went for cashless transactions after November last year.While, debit/credit card fraud cases are on the rise, the detection of these cases have come down. According to Mumbai police’s statistics, while 50 people were arrested in these cases from January till November last year, this year, 35 people were arrested during the same period.”An increased number of citizens have gone for cashless transactions following demonetisation last year and hence the instances of debit and credit card frauds have increased. There are various modus operandis that cyber-fraudsters use to dupe citizens. The most common of them is where debit cards of users are being cloned using skimming devices,” said a senior Mumbai police officer.Speaking about what precautions one can take to ensure they are not duped, the officer said, “One must not share his/her card number, CVV number and expiry date of a card. In case of suspicious transactions, one should immediately notify the bank. Also, please beware while swiping your cards at restaurants and bars; do not share your PIN with the waiters and enter the PIN for the card yourself in the swiping machine.””Around three years ago my credit card was cloned and the bank refused to file a case in this regard. The numbers revealed in the police statistics are actually very low than what it should be. Such massive frauds are not possible without the connivance of bank officials. It is highly possible that bank officials give customers’ debit card/credit card data and client phone numbers to the cyber-frauds, which they use for their benefit,” said cyber expert Vijay Mukhi.In a bid to increase the detection and conviction rate of cyber crimes in the city, Mumbai police have set up specialised cyber crime investigation units at each police station in Mumbai. “The policemen working in these cyber-units are well trained and the main aim for setting up these units is to take the burden off the Cyber-Crime police station,” said another police officer.HOW TO STAY SAFE?Do not share your card number, CVV, and expiry date Notify the bank immediately about suspicious transactions Do not share PIN with waiters at bars and restaurants

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Ex-scribe held for harassment

The Cyber Crime Police Station (CCPS) on Thursday arrested a 52-year-old former journalist for allegedly writing defamatory posts against women on Facebook. The accused was produced at Esplanade Court later in the day and was remanded to four days police custody.According to police, the accused, Ketal Kamlakar Tirodkar, had allegedly posted a defamatory write-up against women in July this year. On July 21, CCPS registered a criminal case against Tirodkar and initiated the probe. Later, police collected evidence against Tirodkar and placed him under arrest.“The accused used his Facebook profile account to write things outraging the modesty of women and was a clear act of criminal intimidation. After gathering enough evidence we arrested him after he failed to appear before the police when we asked him to,” said a senior cybercrime police officer.“We have arrested him under sections 509 (word, gesture or act intended to insult the modesty of a woman), 506 (criminal intimidation), 500 (defamation), 504 (intentional insult) and 506 (2) (punishment for criminal intimidation) of the Indian Penal Code. We have also booked him under sections of the Information Technology Act. We have to collect the device used to commit crime and submit it for forensic analysis,” said the officer.
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Cyber crime conviction rate in Maharashtra touches alarming level

In a bid to increase detection and conviction rate of cyber crimes in the state and the city, the Mumbai police have organised five days cyber crime training workshop for policemen and have setup a specialsed cyber crime investigation units at each police station in Mumbai. According to the statistics provided by Maharashtra Police, the state Police has an extremely poor conviction as well as detection rate in Cyber-Crime cases. Statistics shows that since 2012, on an average, almost 80 % of the cases results in acquittal of accused. The poor conviction rate only raises questions over the investigation techniques adopted and evidences gathered by the police department in probing Cyber-Crime cases.From 2012 till June 2017, trial in 184 cyber-crime cases got completed, of which there were convictions in 34 cases and acquittals in 150 cases, statistics revealed.Also readBaba Ramdev’s Patanjali to step into solar power business, will invest Rs 100 croreAccording to the statistics, the detection rate of Cyber Crime cases is only 31% in last five-and-a-half years. Out of 10,419 cases registered under Information Technology Act along with Indian Penal Code and Special law cases, since year 2012 till June 2017, only 3167 cases have been detected.While registration of Cyber-Crime cases have increased from 900 cases in 2012 to 2417 in year 2016, the detection rate has fallen from 33.3 percent in 2012 to 23.07 in the year 2016.Also readAirAsia tickets in Rs 999: deal details you need to knowAlso the pendency of Cyber-Crime cases in court is on the higher side. As per the statistics, 10,235 Cyber-Crime cases are still pending in the court. Cyber experts and cyber criminal lawyers said that lack of proper training and poor investigation skills leads to poor conviction rate and detection rate. “Electronic evidence requires to be collected and processed expeditiously and in a manner which stands the test of trial. Inordinate delay in either collection or forensic analyses will adversely affect the legality and proving of such evidence. The forensic cyber lab in Mumbai is grossly over worked and hence forensic analysis and reports are much delayed in many cases. In addition, delays in registration of cases and in investigations by the police irreparably harm effective decisions in cases,” said N. S. Nappinai, advocate and author specialising in cyber laws.Also readPaytm ka ATM is here! Firm plans to invest Rs 3000 crore over next 3 years to expand offline distribution network”Sometimes complainants also delay filing of complaints – this may be due to either confusion with respect to rights available with them or lack of confidence in the system. That the number of cases filed does not reflect the actual cyber-crimes committed is probably a reflection of this! Each of the above may be contributory factors resulting in the abysmally low convictions,” Nappinai added. “Since police is unable to gather sufficient evidences in such cases, it results in poor conviction. There is a need for special cyber-crime courts to fast track the cases. Also the quality of training should be upgraded. There is load on forensic lab too and report is delayed there. Even citizens should be aware and beware from being a cyber crime victim,” said Ritesh Bhatia, cyber security expert.”We conduct regular training sessions for police on cyber-crimes. The reason behind the less detection is that most of the crimes occur overseas or from the other cities and states due to which it becomes difficult to trace the culprits. Other technical factors too results in delayed probe,” said a senior IPS officer.Following the low rates the city police has setup the cyber crime investigation unit has been established at each police station in #Mumbai. Will consist of a seven member team. Five day training session started from Monday.”One inspector, two assistant inspectors.or sub inspectors and three to four constables selected for forming cyber crime units at each police station.we are also appealing citizens to come to police stations and register their complaints if they have become a victim of cyber crime,” said Deepak Devraj, Mumbai police spokesperson and Deputy Commissioner of Police.
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Delhi man held for cheating retd Army officer of Rs 16 lakh

<!– /11440465/Dna_Article_Middle_300x250_BTF –>A 27-year-old man was arrested from Delhi last Saturday for allegedly cheating a city-based retired lieutenant colonel of Army of over Rs 16 lakh under the pretext of providing him a job with the country’s leading car manufacturer, the police said today. The accused, identified as Mukesh Kumar Yadav, was arrested from the national capital on May 6 and was brought here for investigation, a release from Hyderabad Police said. According to the police, Yadav had told the retired Army officer that he is from ‘India Today Group’ company. “The victim, who took voluntary retirement from Army as Lt Colonel, was searching for a job in the private sector and had uploaded his resume in various job portals. “He lodged a complaint with police last month stating that he received a call in August 2014 informing him that his resume was shortlisted and that he was being offered a job in Maruti Suzuki as a senior executive. He was asked to deposit certain amount for the job,” the police said quoting the complaint. According to the police, the officer deposited Rs 16,07,652 over a period of time in different bank accounts provided by the arrested accused. “After the money was deposited, the accused did not respond to the calls of the complainant,” said Assistant Commissioner of Police (Cyber Crime) S Jayaram. Police traced Yadav’s whereabouts to new Ashok Nagar in Delhi after obtaining the CDR of the mobile numbers allegedly used by him, he said. Police also collected bank account statements of Yadav from different banks, the ACP said. “The arrested accused is claiming that he received only Rs 9.5 lakh of the deposits made by the victim. Investigation is still going on and we will take the accused into custody and question him if any other persons also colluded with him in connection with the fake job offer,” the ACP told(This article has not been edited by DNA’s editorial team and is auto-generated from an agency feed.)

Why no appeal in Sankararaman case, HC asks Puducherry govt

<!– /11440465/Dna_Article_Middle_300x250_BTF –>The Madras High Court today sought the Puducherry government’s stand on a plea for CBI probe into a taped telephonic talks allegedly between the trial judge and the key accused of the 2004 Sankararaman murder case. A bench of justices N Kirubakaran and V Parthiban issued notice to the government on a plea by one V Manikandan, who sought the transfer of the probe into the alleged conversation from Cyber Crime Cell of the state police to the CBI as the former had allegedly filed no report on the probe by it. On Manikandan’s plea, the bench also sought the Union Territory government’s explanation as to why no appeal had been filed against the en masse acquittal of the accused in the case. The bench asked the Puducherry government pleader to get instructions from the government by tomorrow. The petitioner had sought a CBI probe into the taped conversations allegedly between the then trial judge in Puducherry, who had heard the case and others including Kanchi pontiff Jayendra Sarawathi, who was the prime accused in the 2004 Sankararaman murder case. In 2011, when the purported talks between the Kanchi seer and the trial judge surfaced, the matter went to the high court which briefly stayed the trial. Later, the high court ordered a probe by the Cyber Crime Cell in 2012. In 2013, all the 24 accused in the case including Jayendra Saraswathi and his junior Vijayendra Saraswathi were acquitted by a Puducherry sessions court. The matter relates to the killing of Sankararaman, the then manager of Sri Varadharaja Perumal Temple at Kancheepuram inside the temple premises. It was submitted by the petitioner before the bench that no report was filed on the investigation that was carried out in the above matter by the Cyber Crime Cell. Hence, he had sought a CBI probe. The petitioner has also contended that “for the reasons best known to the Puducherry government” it had not filed any appeal against the acquittal.(This article has not been edited by DNA’s editorial team and is auto-generated from an agency feed.)

Advocate held for creating fake profile of woman judge

<!– /11440465/Dna_Article_Middle_300x250_BTF –>An advocate was arrested yesterday by Cyberabad Police here on charge of creating a fake social media profile of a junior civil judge and posting photos, police said today. According to police, P Mahesh, who is working as a legal advisor for a local firm, allegedly posted abusive messages and photos of the woman judicial officer on the social networking site. He was arrested yesterday for “harassing and defaming” the judge after she lodged a complaint, police said. “The advocate was booked under relevant sections of IPC and IT Act and arrested yesterday,” Cyber Crime Police Station ACP S Jayaram said.(This article has not been edited by DNA’s editorial team and is auto-generated from an agency feed.)

Hyderabad: US national working with law firm arrested for downloading child pornography

<!– /11440465/Dna_Article_Middle_300x250_BTF –> A US citizen working with a multi-national law firm in Hyderabad was arrested by the Cyber Crime Wing of Telangana Police, for allegedly downloading and uploading child pornography in the form of videos and images.The accused has been identified as James Kirk Jones, a release issued by the CID said.The action was taken after police received Interpol input of an IP address from which child pornography was being shared. The accused was arrested yesterday, said the release.A case under relevant section of Information Technology Act, 2000, was registered and investigation was taken up, it said.”During the course of investigation the IP address was traced to the address of accused at Madhapur. Immediately his premises were searched and police seized a laptop containing 29,288 items of child pornographic videos and images among others,” said the release.Jones has confessed that from childhood he developed the habit of watching child pornography and has been downloading, watching and sharing such material ever since, it said.Further investigation about his activities in India is going on, the police said.

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