Online Fraud

  • Online fraud: Two officials of shopping portal arrested March 31, 2013

    New Delhi: Two top officials of an online shopping portal have been arrested in New Delhi for allegedly duping people by taking money from them for articles which were never delivered, police said on Saturday. Arindam Bose (47), an electronics engineer, and Harish Ahluwalia (35), Director and Chief Operations Officer...
  • US crackdown on online fraud schemes from India October 4, 2012

    Washington: Several online fraud schemes, mainly operating from India, that duped people in countries like the US, UK and Canada into paying to clean their computers of bogus virus infections, have been shut down by US authorities in a crackdown on socalled tech support scams. At the request of the Federal...
  • Speak Asia COO arrested in Rs 1,320 cr fraud case July 29, 2011

    Mumbai: The first arrests have been made in the Rs 1320 crore Speak Asia fraud case. Mumbai police have arrested the online survey company's COO Tarak Bajpai and four other officials into custody. But the Singaporebased owner of the ponzi scheme company is still absconding. "We have registered an FIR under...
  • Cyber safe: Why you shouldn't help a friend in need January 8, 2009

    New Delhi: If you are always quick to help a friend in need over the Internet, you may want to think twice, as cyber criminals might be sending emails from your friend's account, asking for money. Take for example the case of Maxwell Pereira — who was once the Capital's most...
  • 'Job offer' from BBC in your mailbox? Beware! June 17, 2008

    Mumbai: If you are among those who harbour the dream of being called a BBC journalist, beware of cyber cons. A CNN-IBN investigation reveals how an online gang of cheats is robbing people of their money by making false promises of a job in the BBC. It must be clarified that...