This electricity bill fraud has been going on for several months, and scammers have managed to empty many users' bank accounts. According to cybercrime officials, the electricity bill scam originated in Jamtara, Jharkhand. According to Delhi Police, over a thousand complaints about the electricity bill scam have been filed across the country.
People can use a variety of apps to perform online money transfers, including Google Pay (GPay), PhonePe, and Paytm, among others. Scammers and fraudsters use a variety of ways to deceive individuals, including making fake phone calls, sending bogus emails with links to fake websites. Cybercriminals send emails or text messages to people's phones that contain links to fake websites or requests for the download of specific apps that promise a large reward.
Suffolk Trading Standards in the United Kingdom has issued a warning to WhatsApp users that fraudsters are targeting them via false messages posing as a member of their family. A mother from Kessingland received a WhatsApp message from an unknown number claiming to be her daughter. The Suffolk County Council has revealed some staggering losses as a result of WhatsApp scams and other types of fraud.