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Saturday, 20 July 2024 5.34 PM IST

Cyber Division cracks down on online fraud: Thousands of accounts and websites blocked, crores recovered

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THIRUVANANTHAPURAM: Last year, the Police Cyber Division headed by IG froze 5107 bank accounts of online fraudsters. 3289 mobile numbers, 239 social media accounts and 945 websites were blocked. 201 crores lost, 20% recovered.

Meanwhile, 1511 bank accounts have been frozen in the last five months. 1730 SIM cards used for fraud have been blocked. 2124 IMEI numbers have also been frozen. More than 50 people have been arrested for providing their own bank accounts to deposit the extorted money. 436 loan fraud apps have also been removed. 6011 scam websites have also been blocked. Police is raising awareness about loan apps and online loan scams that are included in the Non-Banking Financial Corporation list approved by the Reserve Bank.

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