A new online scam has been doing rounds, this time on the instant messaging app Whatsapp.
Scammers, in disguise of executives from online delivery companies are sending Whatsapp messages to users, which on clicking directs them to a fake website, installing information on which leads to users being duped off their bank savings.
The magnitude of online scams have heightened in the Covid-19 pandemic.
According to a report published by Trak.in December 2020, the increased shift towards online and cloud based home-stations and offices, amid the ongoing Covid-19 pandemic has raised phishing and fraudulent cyber-crime activities by a whopping 242%, compared to the same period in 2019.
Furthermore, about 330 crore attacks were made on Remote Desktop Protocols in the Jan-Nov period in 2020, with India recording 3.6 crore such cases during this period, up…