Beware of fraudsters

Beware of fraudsters

Online frauds in Kashmir have assumed an alarming proportion. Recently a man from north Kashmir’s Kupwara district was duped by fraudsters of Rs 23 lakhs.
According to the media reports he was contacted by the fraudsters through Whatsapp and was told that he has won a lottery. They (fraudsters) made him deposit the money in their bank accounts in different installments at one or other pretext. The poor man ended up paying more than Rs 23 lakhs to these thugs.
Police keep on issuing the advisories asking people not to fall in the trap of such people. But some innocent victims cannot resist the temptation and do fall prey to the nefarious designs of such cheaters.
Till date many such cases have come to fore but not many fraudsters have been traced. Many such cases are closed as untraced as these cheaters operate from different states and change their numbers after duping a person.
One can understand that it’s the victims who have to ensure that they don’t fall in any trap but law enforcing agencies need to upgrade their systems to track the fraudsters, who are misusing technology to loot people. The same technology can be used to trace these people so that they can be brought to book and taught a lesson.
Security agencies need to upgrade their systems and employ the people who are well versed with the technology so that such frauds can be prevented. Many victims, according to a survey, don’t even report such cases due to one or other reason, but the people who come forward and complain about such frauds need to be helped. Many people believe that if law enforcing agencies decide to go all out against these fraudsters these people can be put behind bars within days but for that someone needs to take an initiative and act.