The Maharashtra Cyber has issued an advisory and requested the citizens to be vigilant of a new type of financial scam where loans are offered online in the name of reputed financial institutions and banks. While continuously and effectively working to stop the rise and growth of online cyber crimes especially in the last 15 months of the pandemic, a research team discovered the fraudsters have created false websites in the name of reputed financial institutions and banks.

In the cyber vigilance of the last few months during the pandemic times, it was seen that a number of fraudsters and antisocial elements had created fake

During the Covid-19 pandemic and lockdown period, websites of bank and financial institutions, luring people with the promise of loans and later duping them, a Maharashtra Cyber official said.

In one of the scams, a gang had asked people to fill up their forms on a website and then contact them. The citizens who are in need of the…

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