In its take-off as a pilot project, around 9,921 bank accounts and 22,319 phone numbers of the offenders were captured for their identification and analysis. Representational image/DC
Hyderabad: Stating that cybercrime is posing a major challenge to law enforcement agencies, the Director General of Police (DGP) M Mahendar Reddy said that they would set up a citizen financial cyber frauds reporting and management system (CFCFRMS) in Telangana, which will be a first in the country.
He said that the new system would be established in two police commissionerates as a pilot project. It will have a dedicated helpline number-155260.
"The police will track the offender's details and activities and prevent the transactions being done fraudulently. On recovery, the amount lost would be credited to the victim’s account within hours of the offence. This operation will be expanded into all district units in a phased manner," he said.
In its take-off as a pilot project, around 9,921 bank accounts and 22,319 phone numbers of the offenders were captured for their identification and analysis.
Meanwhile, the cyber crime cases in the state have shot up this year with 8,828 cybercrime cases registered during the year. Of them, 5,833 cases (66%) were registered under fake customer care fraud, advertisement portal fraud, job frauds, loan frauds, bank related frauds, online impersonation frauds, cyber-stalking, phishing and obscene contents.
Cyber crime trends
Major offences – 5,833
Frauds by impersonation – 1,191
cyber-stalking – 1,024
Phishing -- 716