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DoT’ Preventive Steps to curbs cyber frauds

Published: 18th Jan, 2024


Department of Telecommunication provides Pro-active guidelines to prevent malicious incoming calls and safeguarding cybercrimes and frauds through strengthens the user friendly guidelines.

Types of cyber Frauds:

They can be originated through Identity Theft, Botnets, Cyber stalking, Phishing, Distributed Denial-of-Service (DDoS) and other means


Recent DoTs guidelines:

  • Dialling *401# followed by unknown mobile number is a type of fraud . Never dials such numbers.(it may lead call forwarding access)
  • Checks call forwarding history and use only when required

Existing Government Measure to tackle Cyber Crimes in India?

  • Cybercrime Prevention against Women and Children (CCPWC) Scheme:supports financially to States/UTs for developing capabilities of Law Enforcement Agencies in investigating cyber-crimes.
  • Joint Cyber Coordination Teams:Constituted to enhance coordination among Law Enforcement Agencies of States/UTs, particularly in areas with multi-jurisdictional issues related to cyber-crimes.
  • CyTrain Portal:Massive Open Online Courses (MOOC) Platform to empower police officers, judicial officers, and prosecutors through online courses on critical aspects of cyber-crime investigation, forensics, and prosecution through capacity building.
  • Indian Cyber Crime Coordination Centre (I4C):It coordinates all activities to tackle all types of cyber-crimes across the country.
  • National Cyber Forensic Laboratory: It provides early-stage cyber forensic assistance to Investigating Officers of all State/UT Police through both online and offline modes.
  • National Cyber Crime Reporting Portal:A reporting Platform for victims to report incidents of cyber-crimes, with a special focus on crimes against women and children.
  • Citizen Financial Cyber Fraud Reporting and Management System:It is a dynamic system for immediate reporting of financial frauds and assistance in lodging online cyber complaints through a toll-free helpline.

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