A lot of people do this while dining out, they give their debit card Personal Identification Number (PIN) to the waiter while making payments. Giving out Personal Identification Number (PIN) so easily make them vulnerable to frauds. If there is a hidden skimmer in the swipe machine, their personal information is compromised,” said Sai Krishna, chairperson of Global Cyber Security Forum a city-based cyber security expert.

The police say that, in most cases, the victims are lured by the offenders give away sensitive information to the accused, News Agency.

“In one-time password frauds, most of the victims get scared when the offender pretending to be a bank official says their Automated Teller Machine (ATM) card will be blocked. We have been spreading awareness, even bank officials have warned people, that one should never share their one-time password (OTP). No bank official will ask for a one-time password (OTP) number. But people still give away their information. Such fraud cases can be prevented only through awareness among the people,” said S Harinath, Assistant Commissioner of Police (ACP), Cyber Crimes Rachakonda police.

The report also added that recently, four persons were nabbed by Rachakonda police for misusing personal details to get credit cards. The accused persons were working in a staff recruiting company collected Permanent Account Number (PAN) card Aadhaar card photo-copies of persons who had earlier applied in the company.

They altered some information printed forged details on plastic cards, which looked similar to actual Permanent Account Number (PAN) Aadhaar cards. Using the information, they applied for credit cards. The case came to light when the bank officials reached the home of one of the victims to clear a credit card bill.

Experts said that attackers can compromise targeted mobile phones spy on victims just by sending an SMS due to an undetected critical vulnerability in SIM cards.

“People give away their email IDs phone numbers easily. Another issue isn’t changing passwords periodically. There is several individuals’ data information available sold in the Darknet. Some old data on their email addresses passwords are also sold for money. The fraudsters are aware that most people don’t change their passwords for several years. This makes the job of the hacker extremely easy,” said Krishna.

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