Maharashtra Cyber cautions citizens to beware of flood relief fund scam

Friday, 30 Jul, 9.47 pm

Maharashtra Cyber has advised people in connection to the growth of online cyber crimes, and in particular, the sudden floods that have caused heavy loss of life and property in some districts of Maharashtra. In the advisory, the Maharashtra Cyber has cautioned that by taking advantage of such situations, fraudsters have opened fake NGOs and Charity Trusts, asking people to donate money to help raise funds.

Explaining the modus operandi in such scams, police said that the fraudster creates fake online NGOs and charity trusts profiles on social media to mislead the public and trick them into thinking that these are genuine platforms to help those affected due to floods.