Tuesday, July 23, 2024

Finance Ministry Cautions Public of Fraudulent E-mails from Govt Agencies – N.F Times

New Delhi: The Ministry of Finance on Thursday, asked the public to stay cautious and vigilant about the modus operandi of fraudsters committing fraud in the name of Indian investigative, economic and police agencies.

Releasing a notice the ministry mentioned that several fake and fraudulent e-mails have been circulated by fraudsters to defraud many people. Such fake emails have a letter as an attachment which bears the names and signatures of Sandeep Khirwar, ADG, Cyber Crime and Economic Offence, Delhi Police Headquarters, New Delhi and that of Anupam Prakash, Joint Secretary (COFEPOSA), Central Economic Intelligence Bureau (CEIB), together with stamps and logos of CEIB, Intelligence Bureau and Cyber Cell, New Delhi.

The said letter makes allegations of child pornography, pedophilia, cyber pornography, sexually explicit exhibit, grooming etc. levelled against the receivers of the said e-mails. The fraudsters have used different e-mail addresses for sending the aforementioned fake e-mails with attachments.

Police authorities have been alerted to take necessary action in the matter. A copy of the fake letter is given below for reference by the general public.

Receivers of any such email should be aware of this fraudulent attempt. It is informed to the general public that any such e-mails with the attachment should not be responded to and such cases may be reported to the nearest police station/cyber police station.

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