TN police warn against COVID-19 cybercrime: ‘Book tests only with ICMR approved labs’

 TN police warn against COVID-19 cybercrime: ‘Book tests only with ICMR approved labs’

Sharing the method of operation under which the scammers operate, the police have put out a list of precautions people can take to avoid becoming victims to such scams.

Tamil Nadu police on Sunday issued a cybercrime alert regarding an ongoing scam being reported from many places in the state. According to the police, scammers have been targeting people booking COVID-19 tests with “unfamiliar” labs and have been cheating them of their money. Sharing the method of operation under which the scammers operate, the police have put out a list of precautions people can take to avoid becoming victims to such scams. Those who have already been cheated under such circumstances can register their complaints at https://cybercrime.gov.in/.

Based on the crimes reported, the police have been able to deduce that the scammers create fake websites for COVID-19 testing labs through which they trap people looking to book COVID-19 tests. “When the…

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