In the period under comparison, cybercrime under all heads, including credit and debit card fraud, rose by 19% in Mumbai and 51% in Maharashtra. But, in what is an indication of a shift in criminal focus away from old methods of cyber fraud, complaints of credit and debit card fraud decreased by 10%.
Special inspector general (state cyber cell) Yashasvi Yadav has warned people to look out for signs of fraud. He says people should not divulge confidential information on phone or online (as genuine platforms do not seek such data) and they should not give strangers access to screen-sharing apps. P