If the policeman is making a video call saying 'Your son is in jail', then do this immediately!



Mahesh, who lives in Delhi, was alone at home when his phone rang. It was a video call. The caller was wearing a police uniform. He introduced himself as an Inspector of Delhi Police. He told Mahesh that his son Ravi was caught in a road accident and Rs 50,000 would be required for bail.

Mahesh became frightened and worried about his son's well-being. The caller took advantage of his problem and asked him to send the money quickly. He also provided a UPI ID to Mahesh. Mahesh transferred Rs 50 thousand on UPI ID without thinking. As soon as he sent the money, the caller disappeared.

After some time, when Ravi returned home, Mahesh told him the whole story. Ravi immediately informed the police. Police investigated and found that the caller was not a policeman but a cybercriminal who was using deepfake technology to make fake video calls.

Fake Police Video Call:

Many such cases have come to light where fake video calls have been made by posing as fake police officers. This entire scam has been carried out using deepfake AI technology. In the world of artificial intelligence (AI), deepfake is a technique used to superimpose someone's voice and face onto another video. This technique is used for fraud and cheating.

Cheating with Deepfake Video:

Suppose you get a video call like Mahesh. What would you do? You should not immediately trust unexpected calls or video calls. This is the age of advanced technology, where anyone can exploit your emotions. Therefore, it is important to always be alert so that you and your family can be protected from such fraud.

What to do if you receive a fake video call?

If you get a video call claiming to be from the police, do not trust it blindly. If the caller talks about the arrest of a family member, try contacting your son or family member on their mobile number. Confirm with them if anything goes wrong. If the call goes through, the scammer's plan will fail.

If a person posing as a police officer during a video call demands to transfer money for bail or other reasons, you should immediately be suspicious. This is the biggest sign that the video call is fake and there is a conspiracy to cheat you. If you can't reach a family member, instead of transferring money, go to the nearest police station for an investigation.

Take a screenshot of the video call to collect evidence. While speaking to the caller try to gather as much information as possible including police station details. Report fake video calls to the nearest police station. Additionally, visit the Cyber ​​Crime Helpline website to lodge a complaint online.