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UPI fraud to sextortion, shocking rise in Cybercrime! Know how HP is dealing with this threat

India is being applauded for following a path of digitalization and introducing the revolutionary digital payment mode UPI. However, digitalization has also led to some serious UPI fraud and crimes. In a concerning trend, Himachal Pradesh has seen a shocking surge in cybercrime complaints. Officials have reported at least one complaint every hour which includes cases of UPI fraud, job fraud, sextortion, and blackmailing. Know what officials have reported about these cybercrime cases.Staggering surge in…

Was Bobi the World’s Oldest Dog—or a Fraud?

“It is true that I am considered an expert on dog coat color,” Sheila Schmutz, an emeritus professor of animal and poultry science at the University of Saskatchewan in Canada, told me. “At least in terms of genetics.” I sent Schmutz, who has published multiple papers about the coats of dogs and cattle, a selection of photos of Bobi taken in 1999, 2016, and 2022, and asked her whether the photos appeared to be of the same dog.Schmutz wasn’t sure. In a few photos Bobi’s fur appeared to be red, while in another it looked…

Amazon, eBay, Facebook to Google, Tech giants on board to bust online scams: UK govt

Eleven global tech giants have pledged to do more to tackle the scourge of online scammers, the UK government said on Thursday, billing the promise as a world first. Amazon, eBay, Facebook, Google, Instagram, LinkedIn, Match Group, Microsoft, Snapchat, TikTok, and YouTube have signed up to the Online Fraud Charter, which ministers say will better protect users.The tech giants have promised to take tougher action within six months to block and remove scams, such as fake adverts and romance fraud, from their platforms.…

UPI fraud ALERT: You may face 4-hour delay for transactions above Rs 2,000 | Check details

Image Source : FREEPIK UPI Fraud UPI Fraud: In a bid to control the rising incidents of fraud targeting online transactions conducted through the Unified Payments Interface (UPI), the central government is reportedly considering the implementation of a four-hour delay window for transactions exceeding Rs 2,000. Once the change is implemented, those making a transaction…

TRAI offers updates to bring relief from spam and fraud calls

Image Source : FILE Representational Image TRAI's Do Not Disturb App: For years, spam calls have been a headache for Indian users, but relief might be on the horizon next year. India's Telecom Regulatory Authority (TRAI) is updating its Do Not Disturb (DND) app to address the ongoing problem of spam calls and messages. According to PTI, TRAI Secretary V

What is courier scam, new fraud duping crores from Indians? Here’s how to stay safe, avoid

In a courier scam, scammers who pose as delivery service providers or police officers approach victims and claim to have seized packages having illicit goods. By providing false assurances of being exempt from charges, these con artists trick victims into sending large sums of money. The "home delivery" option has made city living easier. But it has also introduced a new kind of con in the industry. A 66-year-old resident of Bengaluru became a victim of a 'courier scam,' which cost him Rs 1.52 crore.In a…

US Lawmakers Ask SEC to Launch Fraud Investigation Into Elon Musk

On September 10, 2023, Mr. Musk responded to animal welfare concerns at Neuralink via a post on the social media platform X, which he also owns. He wrote:“No monkey has died as a result of a Neuralink implant. First our early implants, to minimize risk to healthy monkeys, we chose terminal moneys (close to death already)”Yet Mr. Musk knows this statement is false. Monkey health records show that, while several animals had suffered physical trauma and been used previously in experiments at UC Davis, there is no evidence…

How to Avoid Black Friday and Cyber Monday Scams

Photo: Natee Meepian (Shutterstock)It’s nearly Black Friday and Cyber Monday—that beautiful time of the year when Americans forego their normal, sensible fiscal concerns and embrace the spirit of debauched consumerism that our great country is really all about. But before you bust out that credit card to needlessly splurge on a new 4K OLED or a Meta Quest Pro or, if you’re feeling extra bold, a Humane AI pin, it might be best to take a quick skim of some online safety tips. Just as you might be on the lookout for hot

Spotify Confirms New Royalty Policies to Combat Streaming Fraud

After weeks of rumors and industry reports, Spotify officially announced a significant change in the way its royalty system works on Tuesday, bringing in several new policies that the company hopes will help it combat streaming fraud as well as the sheer volume of content that now lives on the streaming platform. “As Spotify payouts to the music industry continue to grow — over $40 billion and counting — we want to make sure that money is going to the people our platform is designed to enable: emerging and…