Online: A large number of Chinese citizens are suspected to be involved!


Online Fraud: Earlier Jamtara and Mewat were notorious for online fraud in India. These places were considered to be hotspots of cybercrime. But, now it is not so. Now the location of online fraud has changed. Now 46% of online fraud is happening in Southeast Asian countries Cambodia, Myanmar, and Laos. Indian Cyber ​​Crime Coordination Center (I4C) and State Law Enforcement Agency have so far brought back 360 Indians trapped in these countries, and 60 more are going to return from Cambodia soon.


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The most common methods of fraud from these countries are - investment scams, trading scams, digital arrest scams, romance and dating scams. Between January and April this year alone, investment scams worth Rs 1420 crore, trading scams worth Rs 222 crore, digital arrest scams worth Rs 120 crore, and romance and dating scams worth Rs 13 crore have come to light.

A large number of Chinese citizens are suspected to be involved

According to an I4C official, a large number of Chinese citizens are also suspected to be involved in these frauds. Many apps used for fraud are also in Chinese language. There has been a significant increase in cases of cyber fraud in the year 2024. So far, more than 6 lakh complaints of fraud worth Rs 7061 crore have been registered on the National Crime Portal. Due to the intervention of I4C, fraud worth Rs 812.7 crore has been averted.

In the last 4 months, 3.2 lakh fake bank accounts have been closed, and more than 3000 websites and 595 apps have been blocked due to the action of I4C and law enforcement agencies. Also, 5.3 lakh SIM cards and more than 80 thousand IMEI numbers have been closed. In the last 2 months, 3401 objectionable things have also been removed from social media and WhatsApp.