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Cybercrime menace: 500,000 Sim cards blocked in Mewat since January 2022

The fraudsters were making a call using a Sim card, then switching off the phone, removing the Sim and putting a new Sim in the same phone to place the next call

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Haryana Police's Cyber Crime Cell has blocked over 5 lakh Sim cards since January 2022, that were being used in the Mewat region to commit cyber fraud, a report by The Indian Express (IE) said. The police have also identified 402 criminals allegedly involved in cyber fraud. Mewat is located in the Nuh district of Haryana. 

In 2022, the police has acted upon 66,784 complaints amounting to total frauds worth Rs 301.48 crore. A total of 2,165 cases have been registered so far and 1,065 people have been arrested. Moreover, transactions worth Rs 46.91 crore have been put on hold

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First Published: Feb 20 2023 | 12:47 PM IST

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