Before few days, a 30-year old professor of a city college lost Rs 1 lakh while filing Income Tax Returns Online. According to the Rachakonda cyber crime police, the victim received a phishing mail claiming to file the IT return online, which then led him to a fake website having similar IT homepage. Due to this, Hyderabad man loses 1 lakh while filing IT returns.
With the increase in technology, there are certain drawbacks of it also. Cyber crimes have been increased in the last two years. Assistant Commissioner of police (cyber crime), Rachakonda said, “We suspect more such cases in the coming weeks as the I-T returns for this year are due to be filed by July 31. Apart from the victim, his colleagues had received similar emails. We frequently get complaints about people getting duped after they log onto a fake website.”
Apart from this case, about 45 FIRs have been registered against various types of cyber crimes under the Rachakonda commissionerate. As per details, in most of the cases, there is less amount of money involved in cybercrime, hence the victim doesn’t file an FIR. When the amount is in lakhs, people file a complaint.
In order to prevent such cyber attack, all the people should check the Uniform Resource Locator (URL) before making any kind of payments on such sites. Before making any kind of payment, you should be aware of the original homepage. For example, if you are visiting b00kmyshow.com while the original URL is bookmyshow.com. Here, letter o is replaced by Zero, such small details get unnoticed by people.
Currently, in total 50 cases of fake websites have come under the notice of cyber crime cell. Due to this, people are cheated while visiting any of these websites. Hence, before making any kind of payment, you should verify whether the site is Original or not.
Thus, Hyderabad man loses 1 lakh while filing IT returns.