Be careful before scanning the QR code, keep these important things in mind

Feb 14 2020 12:08 PM
Be careful before scanning the QR code, keep these important things in mind

Chandigarh: Keeping in mind the increasing crimes of cybercrime, an important advisory has been issued. Under this, the citizens of the state have been requested to keep special vigilance while scanning the Quick Response QR Code received from unknown persons. Due to increasing crimes, this advisory has been issued because this code can be cheated by taking information about their bank accounts. The same ADGP Law and Order Navdeep Singh Virk, while advising to beware of such cyber scammers, said on Thursday that cybercriminals are now executing a big case of cheating by hacking people's bank accounts by sending QR codes through email, WhatsApp like is. He also informed that in today's era, cyber fraud has increased along with the increasing use of smartphones and new methods of payment through mobile apps and Internet banking.

On this matter, Haryana Police has also started the process of strengthening its network of cyber stations. At this time, cyber police stations in Gurgaon and Panchkula are functioning. In order to deal effectively with cyber fraudsters in the same state, the network of cyber police stations will also be upgraded soon. Explaining the way of cyber crime, he said that first of all, these scammers become buyers or sellers for second-hand goods and send people to scan a QR code for ease of payment. As soon as the receivers scan the code, only then the money is deducted from their account. These shopkeepers also offer a lot of greed with the offer of bulk order, after which the QR code is cheated to get payment.

After this, the accused also do not distribute the goods. Therefore, it is very important to be cautious to make online payment by UPI or other wallets. QR code is used only for payment in addition to receiving money. In this, citizens should avoid scanning of QR codes sent by unknown persons and avoid answering emails, WhatsApp and text messages from suspicious addresses. In this way, he can protect himself from fraud by keeping alert. Cyber cases are coming out on the same day. If you want to avoid all this, then it is very important to be vigilant in this way. To avoid such frauds, check every detail of online payment carefully and then process it. Do not fall into any temptation or temptation.

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