Weseso Cyber Warriors contribution for spreading cyber security awareness.
Cyber Warrior Saswat Bose, 10th, NCS, Delhi
Cyber Warrior Keisha, 7th, DPS Pune
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A person gets a SMS saying that somebody has withdrawn 25000 INR from his bank account. The SMS tells the person to verify if the person who withdrew the money was him or not. If it wasn’t him then he should give his bank account details to the SBI employee Subham Kumar.
This SMS was fake because of the following reasons-
The fraudster is novice, not very well educated. Has seems to have learnt about money phishing using tools.
By mistake he gave 11 digit number. If it were a correct 12 digit number (including 2-digit country code), then very important point to note is that it starts with 92, which is country code of Pakistan. Meaning that the fraudster is from across the border.
Had there not been so many mistakes, many unaware people (in rural area and especially government employees and pensioners are SBI Bank account holders) may have panicked and called this Pakistan number... And may have got trapped.
We the Cyber Warriors
Pledge that we shall convert our ignorance to alertness and do so for all whom we interact with including our siblings, parents, grandparents and friends.
By doing so, we shall frustrate cyber criminals and save society from cybercrime.