AWARENESS IS KEY TO FIGHTING ONLINE FRAUD: R.K. SRIVASTAVA

Panaji, December 14, 2016 …. “As technology advances daily, cyber criminal too, try to find ways to exploit people to derive benefits through illegal means,” said Shri R.K. Srivastava, IAS, Chief Secretary, who was the Chief Guest at an awareness program ‘Online and Financial Frauds methods and its prevention’ organised by Goa Police on Tuesday in Panaji.

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“The best safeguard,” Shri Srivastava said, “Is to be aware and educated on these issues so that people don’t fall prey to such online frauds.” A lot of school students attended the awareness program. Shri R.K. Srivastava further said, “Students are the torchbearers to educating their families at home, and in neighbourhood.”

The Director General of Police, Dr. Muktesh Chander IPS, spoke of how online fraud has been going on for a very long time. “Only the presentation method of these frauds has changed. Money doesn’t grow on trees is an age old saying which holds true even today and is relevant. Things such as scheme and information which sound too good to be true should be carefully analysed.”  

The Superintendent of Police (Cyber Crime) Karthik Kashyap, IPS, spoke of the importance of creating awareness regarding various online frauds and scams. We have to be alert at all times he said. A booklet with information related to common methods adopted by criminals to cheat online was released and distributed.

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