Cyber Crime on rise, 3286 cases reported in Gurugram

Cyber crime remained an area of concern from the city police as they registered 3,286 in 2017 as compared to 2,402  in 2016.  According to the the data compiled by the Gurugram Police, there has been a 36 per cent rise in cyber crime in the city in 2017.

According to police officials, there were 1,954 complaints pertaining to online banking credit, Debit card fraud and cheating through mobile phones in 2017. Apart from it, 278 complaints were related to Facebook frauds and several other cases were registered under the Information Technology (IT) Act. In 2016, the online banking frauds were 1,345 and 151 Facebook complaints.

Inspector Anand Kumar Yadav of the Cyber Crime Cell said once the new Cyber Police Station becomes operational, the documentation process will become easier.

“Once it will be operational the short staff in the cyber cell will be augmented and it will help us to prevent such

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