Hyderabad: Cyberabad police conducted a cybercrime awareness campaign on Sunday in various educational and professional institutions.
According to the National Crime Records Bureau, the people of Telangana have consistently fallen prey to cybercrime in 2020, with the state contributing 10% of cybercrime nationwide. Cybercrime Police have displayed various types of cybercrime through memes and posters, according to a statement from Cyberabad Police.
The outreach programs were conducted in conjunction with the Security Council of the Society for Cyberabad, as part of the exercise, interviews with investigators were also conducted, which were essential in raising awareness of the challenges of the cybercriminality. Cyberabad police conducted at least 70 awareness programs per month.
The Cyberabad Criminal Police helpline number was also broadcast to every nook and cranny of the state. Despite heavy losses in cyber fraud that took place within the confines of Cyberabad, the immediate reporting by victims of cybercrime via members of the helpline led to the freezing of Rs 55,64,301 on the accounts of the fraudsters, which will ultimately be refunded. to the victims, police said.