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New Digital Arrest Cyber Fraud

Published: 14th Mar, 2024

Context

A new form of cybercrime known as “digital arrest” scams is emerging, where fraudsters impersonate law enforcement officials to deceive individuals into believing they are facing imminent digital arrest for fabricated legal violations. 

What is digital arrest?

  • Digital arrest is a new form of cybercrime where fraudsters pretending to be law enforcement officials deceive targets into believing their aadhaar card SIM, or bank account has been used for criminal activities.
  • They make victims believe that they will be arrested if they don’t agree to be interrogated over video call and then extort money.
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