Whether it's Paytm a digital payment app or a digital transaction app like PhonePe or Google Pay, the use of digital transaction apps is going to see a lot of momentum in a few years. Digital payments have become more popular since the corona epidemic. People can also pay Rs 5 from mobile at the tea shop. But cybercriminals will also be able to take advantage of this facility.
As the world of digital transactions grows easily, online fraud cases are also on the rise at the same speed. Last week, a case of cheating of Rs 8.50 lakh from a woman in the name of 'Kaun Banega Crorepati' was heard in Delhi itself. Cyber thugs have also dodged the woman's mobile SMS to be selected in the lucky draw of 'KBC' and win 2.5 million. Within 4 days, the thugs duped the woman of Rs 8.5 lakh. Even after all the awareness, people have lost their hard-earned money by falling into the trap of these thugs.
Fake Paytm app: Fake apps have also started cheating a lot. Recently, a fake Paytm app has been reported through which cybercriminals have been robbed of lakhs of rupees from people. According to reports, Hyderabad police have detained some people who used to cheat through fake Paytm app. These fake apps look like a real app, which is causing people to fall into the trap.
Like Hyderabad, cheating cases are coming to light from many other parts of the country. It is important to always be on alert while making online transactions and has been asked to stay away from fraud in any way. There is a lot of cheating in the name of KYC. In the case of cheating related to the Paytm app, after buying something from the shop, the shopkeeper has been robbed by showing fake receipts along with the value of the goods, the name of the shop or shopkeeper, and other information. The fake app also shows the shopkeeper a notification of receiving money, but nothing credit is going to be found in his bank account.
Avoid fake apps: Many fake apps similar to the names of the payment app have come to the Play Store. The notifications of these apps keep coming so fast and constantly, so be sure to check those fake apps before downloading them.