Fraud Alert: Scammers Impersonating Company Boss To Siphon Money; The 'Like It' Scam Spreading Widely
One evening, Prasad (name changed) was busy winding up his routine work at the accounts department of Flagwell Pvt Ltd, (name changed) when he saw a...
Yogesh Sapkale | 26 May 2024
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Fraud Alert: 3.66mn Bogus Mobile SIMs Disconnected via Sanchar Saathi
With 1.17bn (billion) subscribers, India has emerged as the second-largest telecom ecosystem in the world. In addition to communication, Indians use...
Yogesh Sapkale | 20 May 2024
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Fraud Alert: Impersonation and Holiday Season Scams
While the festival season in India may have ended, globally, the holiday season will continue till the New Year. This is a time to be more careful...
Yogesh Sapkale | 04 July 2023
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Fraud Alert: Bogus Bank Running 9 Branches; How Not To Become a Mule in Money Matters
Despite all the ups and downs, banking still remains one of the most trustworthy businesses in India. No wonder a 'rare' genius with entrepreneurial...
Yogesh Sapkale | 21 June 2023
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Fraud Alert: Online Task and Like It Scams Are Spreading Rapidly
The internet is one of the most significant innovations of all time and has impacted everyone's life. The march of technology and technological...
Yogesh Sapkale | 09 June 2023
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Fraud Alert: 'Professional' Cyber Attacks Are Increasing, So Is Malware, Ransomware
Forget about the organised and large-scale duping or cheating of people that emanates from scam clusters such as Jamtara or Mewat, cybercrime today...
Yogesh Sapkale | 02 June 2023
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Social Engineering on Social Media
Social engineering is a type of cybercrime that involves manipulating someone into taking a specific action or divulging confidential or personal...
MAS Team | 16 May 2023
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Fraud Alert: Aadhaar 'Lightning' Strikes Individuals and the Tax Dept
Ever since the Unique Identification Authority of India (UIDAI) created Aadhaar as a unique biometric identity for residents, it has dismissed all...
Yogesh Sapkale | 12 May 2023
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Best Practices For Financial Transaction
Be Aware of Fake Emails for Online Financial Transactions Banks and other financial institutions never ask their users to provide any sensitive or...
MAS Team | 09 May 2023
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Fraud Alert: Job Offer-cum-crypto MLM Scam; 12th Pass Cybercriminal Arrested in Multi-crore Fraud
Technology and its innovations are expected to help enhance the quality of life for everyone. However, cybercriminals are often miles ahead of...
Yogesh Sapkale | 05 May 2023
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10 Best Practices for Email Security
You would be surprised by how many people use “123456” as their password. Either that or they go full-send with “123456789”....
MAS Team | 02 May 2023
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Fraud Alert: Drug Mule; Nexus Android Banking Trojan & Nigerians in Matrimonial Scam
One of the things that all of us must get used to is paying attention to alerts about new computer viruses that are put out by tech companies or...
Yogesh Sapkale | 28 April 2023
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Fraud Alert: FedEx 'Interrogation' Scam; Time To Make Your Passwords Strong and Bigger
The world is full of mysteries, and stranger things than we could even dream about keep happening when we are wide awake. Most of you have read about...
Yogesh Sapkale | 22 April 2023
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Fraud Alert: Beware! Police Are Freezing Bank Accounts for Accepting Payment from UPI Accounts Linked with Cybercrimes
A person eats a meal at a hotel in Muppathadam in Kerala and pays the bill using a unified payment interface (UPI). Unfortunately, the UPI account...
Yogesh Sapkale | 14 April 2023
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Fraud Alert: You Can't Clap with One Hand; Dire Consequences of PAN Misuse
The saying ‘You can't clap with one hand’ applies perfectly to the situation where people are duped after sharing personal details with...
Yogesh Sapkale | 08 April 2023
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Fraud Alert: Visa Scam, Bank Mules 'Renting' Accounts to Fraudsters
Greed has poisoned men's souls, has barricaded the world with hate, has goose-stepped us into misery and bloodshed.
Yogesh Sapkale | 31 March 2023
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Fraud Alert: Harassment by Recovery Agents for Loan Not Even Obtained
A major issue that harasses consumers in India is the pathetic manner in which know-your-customer (KYC) is done by most financial institutions and...
Yogesh Sapkale | 25 March 2023
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Fraud Alert: Beware of Aadhaar-enabled Payment System Frauds and Fake Apps
As I have repeatedly warned in this column, corporates, especially those in the finance and technology sectors, who want to find ways for rapid...
Yogesh Sapkale | 17 March 2023
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Fraud Alert: Scammers Using Landlines, IVR To Dupe People; TRAI Remains Aloof
Technology is a double-edged sword; unless the user has good intentions, it can end up in a blood bath -- not necessarily in terms of physical harm,
Yogesh Sapkale | 11 March 2023
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Fraud Alert: Stay Away from Dangerous Links in 'Bank' SMS
Alarmed by the increase in phishing SMS messages asking 'customers' to update their permanent account number (PAN) through a short URL or link,
Yogesh Sapkale | 03 March 2023
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