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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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Camping to make a comeback along the Ganga

<!– /11440465/Dna_Article_Middle_300x250_BTF –>On Thursday, the National Green Tribunal (NGT) passed a judgement allowing camping activities on 25 sites between Shivpuri and Rishikesh, subject to the condition that no camping would be allowed within 100 metres of the river.The judgement of the principal bench, chaired by justice Swatanter Kumar, comes as a major relief for tourists and camping companies facing monetary losses.After physical verification, the Uttarakhand government submitted a final list of 33 beach camp sites, of which only 25 were permitted. The other eight were situated within a distance of 100 m from the river. NGT also directed Uttarakhand forest department to thoroughly follow a process to regulate camping activities.The Tribunal prohibited camping and river rafting in 2015 after Delhi-based non-profit Social Action for Forest & Environment (SAFE) petitioned to halt it on grounds that it was polluting the local ecology. While river rafting was allowed from December 2015, the prohibition on camping was still in place.NGT arrived at the judgement after assessing the detailed regulatory regime prepared by the state government, and the rapid assessment of camping on the ecology by the Wildlife Institute of India (WII). The WII study was carried out between Kaudiyala and Rishikesh, where prior to the NGT litigation, a total of 108 camps were operational.However, following studies by the state government and WII, a total of 56 beach sites were identified of which only 33 were eventually recommended.The NGT has also ordered the Ministry of Environment and Forests to grant final forest clearance to use 18 hectares of forest spread across 20 beach camps.Camp organisers are to seek permission from the divisional office and revenue department. NGT has also directed the Principal Chief Conservator of Forests and Secretary, Revenue Department, Uttarakhand government to submit six-monthly reports on rafting and camping activity.ProhibitedCatching fish or hunting wildlifeUse of generators for lightning or use of diesel/petrol/kerosene oil generated pumps for water supplyRadios, video and tape-recorders, music instruments, group singing and dancingUse of firecrackers or setting up campfiresUsing areas marked by Forest Officers for the safe movement of wildlife

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