Helpline saved Rs 1.9 crore from cyber cheats since April

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NEW DELHI: Within two months of its ‘soft’ launch on April 1, the national helpline (155260) and reporting platform for cyber fraud, created by the home ministry’s Indian Cyber Crime Coordination Centre (I4C) has helped save nearly Rs 1.9 crore worth of defrauded money from reaching the fraudsters, the ministry said on Thursday. Of this, Rs 58 lakh was saved in Delhi and Rs 53 lakh in Rajasthan.
The helpline and its reporting mechanism —which enables persons cheated in cyber frauds to report such cases and prevent loss of their hard earned money — was operationalised by I4C with the active support and cooperation of RBI, all major banks, payment banks, wallets and online merchants. The Citizen Financial Cyber Fraud Reporting and Management System was developed in-house by I4C to integrate law enforcement agencies with banks and financial intermediaries.
The home ministry on Thursday said the reporting mechanism is currently being utilised by seven states and UTs.


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