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Cyber Scammer Of Jamtara – Indian History – Free PDF

JAMTARA

  • Do you get calls inquiring about the passwords of your bank accounts, insurance, credit cards and so forth?
  • If you do, there’s a great chance they may be originating from the jungles of Jamtara, a sleepy district in Jharkhand, where the perpetrators of the country’s massive hacking scams live, operate and lead a lavish life.

JAMTARA

  • Operating out of Jamtara, some 225 km of the state capital of Ranchi, these impostors have been found using a variety of traps to access usernames, passwords and OTPs from their targets. And once their victims share their secret codes with these complete strangers, poof – it’s gone. Their bank accounts empty out in the blink of an eye.
  • Spread over 1,800 sq km, Jamtara is home to around eight lakh people, most of them rural.
  • “If you see their homes, you will find LED TVs, sofas, beds and most modern equipment,” said Surendra Prasad, an inspector at Jamtara’s Narayanpur police station.

 MODUS OPERANDI

  • Their modus centres around manipulating the psychology of fear.
  • They would intimidate their victims about a possible loss or even arrest so much so that many of them would irrationally share their tightly-guarded financial and computer codes, Asghar explained.
  • Every day, scammers like Asghar make innumerable calls from the forests of Jamtara, impersonating as representatives of reputed companies to insidiously seek out information they require for their digital robbery.

CYBER CRIME

  • Step 1: Crooks call up unsuspecting posing as bank officials and ask for one-time password, credit/ debit card number, CVV number, expiry date, secure password, internet banking, ATM PIN, login ID and password.
  • Step 2: Reasons given are reactivation of account/card, redemption of reward points, linking the account with Aadhaar etc
  • Step 3: Details are then used to conduct online transactions
  •  Step 4: Money transferred to e-wallets that operate on phone numbers.

CYBER CRIME

  • When ordinary citizens queued up outside banks and ATMs for their ration of cash, post demonetisation, phishing scammers were making a killing from their online loot.
  • By the their own admission, local police say nearly 80 per cent of all cyber crimes in the country have their roots in Jamtara.
  • that the entire system here had been subverted to enable parallel economy feed voraciously on the bank savings of tax payers. The unqualified digital loot in Jamtara was found to be also encouraging unscrupulous elements in neighbouring districts to extract their pound of flesh.

CYBER CRIME

  • The scammers acquired multi-language skills by visiting various states, such as Maharashtra, Tamil Nadu and Andhra Pradesh.
  • There are hardly any signs of development on the 17- km road leading from district headquarters Jamtara to Karmatar.
  • The road itself, which runs parallel to the railway line, is pockmarked with large potholes. The only thing that catches the eye in this semi-urban setting with a population of about 2,00,000 are the dozen mobile phone towers erected in the fields on either side of the road.

 

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