Fraudsters are not leaving any stone unturned to loot the public. After bank account to QR Code scams now, the cheaters shift their focus on pending power bills. In the recent police cases in the city, it is evident that the fraudsters are contacting customers posing as employees of the Electricity Board and insisting on clearing pending bills.
In most cases, people lose their money to fraudsters and approach the Cybercrime police. Reports say that the fraudsters will send a message through WhatsApp or text message warning to pay the pending bills. If the respective person responds, the fraud gang comes into the picture as employees from the Electricity board and insists the customers pay the pending bills as early as possible.
Even the police department has a sound alert for this kind of Cybercrimes. As per the available data from the cops, a person lost Rs 8.5 lakh to the fraudsters, and another person paid Rs 1.5 lakh by following the same pattern.