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Cyber fraudsters may cheat you in the name of 5G activation.

Cyber police have issued an alert to citizens and appealed to them not to fall prey to online fraudsters, who may cheat them by activating the 5G network on their mobile phones.

Cyber fraudsters may cheat you in the name of 5G activation.

Cyber police have issued an alert to citizens and appealed to them not to fall prey to online fraudsters, who may cheat them by activating the 5G network on their mobile phones.

Cyber officials said they had been receiving complaints regarding people being duped by some imposters, who call up victims claiming that they are calling from a mobile phone service provider and requesting access to their handset for installing 5G.

“After gaining access, these fraudsters transfer money from the victim’s bank account into multiple other accounts,”

said an official from the cyber cell. He said that several such complaints were received from residents of Ghatkopar, Mulund, Vikhroli, and Thane in recent days. He added that even after receiving complaints, many more people might be cheated by these fraudsters since many victims do not complain.

The cyber police have issued an alert to citizens and appealed to them not to fall prey to online fraudsters, who may cheat them by activating the 5G network on their mobile phones.

Keep in mind that the cyber police have issued an alert to citizens and appealed to them not to fall prey to online fraudsters, who may cheat them by activating the 5G network on their mobile phones.

They have also warned people against sharing bank details with any unknown person claiming to be calling from a telecom or bank company. You shouldn’t give away your phone number even if it seems like an official call from your telecom company or bank.

How the fraudsters trick people:

  • The imposters call victims claiming they are calling from a mobile phone service provider and requesting access to their handset for installing 5G.
  • What you should do if you get a call like this:
  • Do not give any personal information over the phone, no matter who calls. If someone asks for your bank details or other sensitive information, it is important to hang up immediately. It can be risky as some cybercriminals have hacked into banks’ databases and have obtained customer data, including bank account numbers, passwords, etc., which they use later to steal money from people's accounts.*

Do not allow access to your phone to people claiming they are calling from a telecom company.

  • Do not share bank details with anyone.
  • Do not allow access to your phone to people claiming they are calling from a telecom company.
  • If you receive such calls, do not give in to their demands.
  • Do not share any information over the phone, and do not transfer money to any account.

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