Tech News Desk,News of online scams keep coming to light every day from all over the world. Since the beginning of this year, we have seen many such cases where people first trusted strangers who contacted them online and later lost their hard-earned money. In most of the cases, it has been seen that the victim either gets trapped in the trap of freebies or falls prey to love-filled soft talks.
Central government issued warning
In view of the increasing cases of online scams, the Central Government has now issued a warning on the x-handle of cyber security awareness. It says never send money to people you have not met in person. Don’t send money to anyone, especially after becoming romantically involved on online dating apps.
Scammers are using new methods
Nowadays scammers are using new methods to cheat people. Recently, an engineer from Ahmedabad was offered Rs 1 crore by a woman he met on a dating app. This is not the first time, many such cases have already come to light where such incidents have been seen. In view of the increasing cases, the government has now issued this warning. Scammers are using every online platform today. Be it UPI apps, YouTube, Instagram, Telegram or travel websites. Now, these scammers are using dating and matrimonial websites to target victims, and this time it has gone much further than simply clicking on a link or offering an online job.
caught in the web of love
Firstly, scammers are using dating and matrimonial sites to lure victims into their love trap and then force them to pay money under the pretext of sending expensive gifts. Nearly two-thirds of Indian adults (66 percent) have been victims of online dating scams, and victims lost an average of Rs 8.