Ministry of Home Affairs
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Cases of Cyber Frauds

Posted On: 06 FEB 2024 5:45PM by PIB Delhi

The National Crime Records Bureau (NCRB) compiles and publishes the statistical data on crimes in its publication “Crime in India”. The latest published report is for the year 2022.

 ‘Police’ and ‘Public Order’ are State subjects as per the Seventh Schedule of the Constitution of India. States/UTs are primarily responsible for the prevention, detection, investigation and prosecution of cyber crimes through their Law Enforcement Agencies. The Central Government supplements the initiatives of the State  Governments through advisories and schemes for the capacity building of their Law Enforcement Agencies. To strengthen the mechanism to deal with cyber crimes in a comprehensive and coordinated manner, the Central Government, through Ministry of Home Affairs has set up the ‘Indian Cyber Crime Coordination Centre’ (I4C) to deal with all types of cyber crime in the country.

The ‘National Cyber Crime Reporting Portal’ (https://cybercrime.gov.in) has been launched, as a part of the I4C, to enable public to report incidents pertaining to all types of cyber crimes, with special focus on cyber crimes against women and children. Cyber crime incidents reported on this portal, their conversion into FIRs and subsequent action thereon are handled by the State/UT Law Enforcement Agencies concerned as per the provisions of the law.       The ‘Citizen Financial Cyber Fraud Reporting and Management System’, under I4C, has been launched for immediate reporting of financial frauds and to stop siphoning off funds by the fraudsters. Since inception of Citizen Financial Cyber Fraud Reporting and Management System, more than Rs. 1200 Crore have been saved in more than 4.7 lakh complaints. A toll-free Helpline number ‘1930’ has been operationalized to get assistance in lodging online cyber complaints. The State/UT wise details of Citizen Financial Cyber Fraud Reporting Management System during the period 1.1.2023 to 31.12.2023 are at the Annexure. Till date more than 3.2 lakhs SIM cards and 49,000 IMEIs as reported by Police authorities have been blocked by Government of India.

CERT-In issues alerts and advisories regarding latest cyber threats/vulnerabilities and countermeasures to protect computers, mobile phones, networks and data on an ongoing basis. CERT-In, through RBI, has advised all authorised entities and banks issuing pre-paid payment instruments (wallets) in the country to carry out special audit by CERT-In-empanelled auditors, close the non-compliances identified in the audit report and ensure implementation of security best practices.  CERT-In and the Reserve Bank of India (RBI) jointly carry out a cyber security awareness campaign on ‘beware and be aware of financial frauds’ through the Digital India Platform.

To spread awareness on cyber crime, the Central Government has taken steps which, inter-alia, include; dissemination of messages through SMS, I4C   social   media   account i.e.  X (formerly Twitter)  (@Cyberdost), Facebook(CyberDostI4C), Instagram (cyberdostI4C), Telegram (cyberdosti4c), Radio campaign, engaged MyGov for publicity in multiple mediums, organizing Cyber Safety and Security Awareness weeks in association with States/UTs, publishing of Handbook for Adolescents/Students, etc. The States/UTs have also been requested to carry out publicity to create mass awareness.

ANNEXURE

 

State/UT wise details of Citizen Financial Cyber Fraud Reporting Management System during the period 1.1.2023 to 31.12.2023

 

Sl. No.

State

No of

Complaint

Reported

Amount

Reported

(Rs in Lacs)

No of

Complaints

(Put on Hold)

Lien

Amount

 (Rs in Lacs)

1

Andaman & Nicobar

526

311.97

161

26.46

2

Andhra Pradesh

33507

37419.77

9580

4664.14

3

Arunachal Pradesh

470

765.79

127

34.39

4

Assam

7621

3441.8

2163

451.61

5

Bihar

42029

24327.79

11533

2779.41

6

Chandigarh

3601

2258.61

1058

296.67

7

Chhattisgarh

18147

8777.15

5056

898.41

8

Dadra & Nagar Haveli and Daman & Diu

412

326.21

105

40.88

9

Delhi

58748

39157.86

13674

3425.03

10

Goa

1788

2318.25

450

153.22

11

Gujarat

121701

65053.35

49220

15690.9

12

Haryana

76736

41924.75

21178

4653.4

13

Himachal Pradesh

5268

4115.25

1502

370.78

14

Jammu & Kashmir

1046

786.56

253

62.55

15

Jharkhand

10040

6788.98

2822

556.38

16

Karnataka

64301

66210.02

18989

7315.52

17

Kerala

23757

20179.86

8559

3647.83

18

Ladakh

162

190.29

41

10.03

19

Lakshadweep

29

19.58

6

0.51

20

Madhya Pradesh

37435

19625.03

9336

1462.33

21

Maharashtra

125153

99069.22

32050

10308.47

22

Manipur

339

333.03

108

66.94

23

Meghalaya

654

424.2

252

46.71

24

Mizoram

239

484.12

75

35.44

25

Nagaland

224

148.94

73

18.09

26

Odisha

16869

7967.11

5187

1049.34

27

Puducherry

1953

2020.34

568

143.38

28

Punjab

19252

12178.42

4923

1332.66

29

Rajasthan

77769

35392.09

20899

3934.82

30

Sikkim

292

197.92

65

18.01

31

Tamil Nadu

59549

66123.21

17941

6980.72

32

Telangana

71426

75905.62

26148

13137.94

33

Tripura

1913

900.35

488

84.82

34

Uttarakhand

17958

6879.67

4813

708.94

35

Uttar Pradesh

197547

72107.46

44089

5906.86

36

West Bengal

29804

24733.33

6307

1845.97

 

Total

1128265

748863.9

319799

92159.56

This was stated by the Minister of State for Home Affairs, Shri Ajay Kumar Mishra in a written reply to a question in the Lok Sabha.

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