According to an official statement, these websites were being operated by overseas actors.
Vinod became a target of the fraud while planning a pilgrimage trip to Kedarnath, along with 10 others on October 20
Ministry of Electronics and Information Technology (Meity) will develop a platform on which users can notify about IT rule violations by social media platforms.
Among these cases, the largest amount lost by an individual is Rs 59 lakh.
It is learnt that the fraudsters have accessed the photos on the woman's phone and forwarded a few morphed pictures with a threatening note.
Kollam Cyber Cell SI Shyam told Manorama Online Fact-Checking that one shouldn’t attend unknown WhatsApp calls from such numbers, including those starting with +92, and should block them.
The police have demanded that the banks close down the accounts within 7 days of receiving the request letter.
The 64-year-old was duped into believing that his SIM was misused for anti-national activities.
Karthik targeted the people who approach private banks for interest-free personal loans to buy affordable mobile phones from big mobile phone shops.
According to the Kannur Town Police, the complainant responded to an advertisement on Facebook that offered high returns through capital market investment.