CHANDIGARH : Under a special initiative launched to combat the latest modus operandi of cyber fraudsters who cheat people on social media by using the photographs of high-ranking officers, State Crime Branch, Haryana organised a training session for all Cyber Nodal officers across the state.Sharing the information here on Saturday, a Haryana Police spokesperson informed that the cyber fraudsters download thephotos of IPS/IAS officers from the Internet and used it as profile picture on their WhatsApp numbers. Besides that, they also send messages to junior rank officers asking for money or other favours.“Similar cybercrime cases have come to the fore in many states of the country, ” he added.In such incidents, it is advised that if someone asks you to send money or buy something on the message, then you should calland check with the concerned person before doing so. In this training session, all the Cyber Nodal officers of the state and the employees appointed at the Cyber Desks were sensitized about the new trend, ” said Sh. O.P. Singh, ADGP Crime.With changing modus operandis of cybercrime, Police is also becoming more advanced. More of these training sessions will beorganized for cyber officers in future, ” he added.Recently, a meeting with the nodal officers of WhatsApp was also held to prevent such crimes. Post which, a new feature wasadded by WhatsApp that has helped the Police in the crime investigation process. This feature is called LERS (Law EnforcementResponse System) which allows Police to report any suspicious account details to WhatsApp so that it can be closed immediately.Seventy two Nodal officers and Employees across the state have participated in this online training session. In this session, it wasalso told how to conduct investigations, trace the complaints and best ways to nab the cyber thugs in the case ..
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