Delhi Police issues warning: These are the calls, messages you need to be careful about
According to reports, scammers are calling people asking for tax or clearance fees for parcels that have arrived with their names and contact numbers at IGI Airport.
Delhi Police has issued a warning to citizens asking them to be careful about any calls you may receive from people claiming to be from Indira Gandhi International Airport (IGI Airport) or from Customs Duty. Scammers are posing as officials from the airport or as Customs Duty officials and asking for money as tax or clearance fee for luggage or parcels registered to your name.
According to reports, scammers are calling people asking for tax or clearance fees for parcels that have arrived with their names and contact numbers at IGI Airport. The scammer will then tell you to pay up if you want your parcel.
If you are expecting a parcel or if your luggage is stuck at the airport, it is best to contact the officials directly.
Beware of Fraudsters!— #DilKiPolice Delhi Police (@DelhiPolice) September 25, 2020
Some fraudsters are duping people, in the following manner, while claiming to be from IGI Airport Delhi@CPDelhi @LtGovDelhi @PMOIndia @HMOIndia @DCPIGI @DelhiAirport pic.twitter.com/S0NPDTkTcS
Delhi Police also warned people to be careful about fake advertisements of vehicles and other products being sold on websites like Olx. These ads are reportedly being posted by fake Indian Army, CISF or defence personnel.
The Central Industrial Security Force (CISF) recently tweeted to warn citizens that some fraudsters were using fake ID cards to sell items online on sites like Quikr and Olx.
Members of public are hereby advised to be careful while entering into any such deal/transactions as it may be a fraudster trying to cheat you. In case of doubt, please report the matter to the Local Police. 2/2— CISF (@CISFHQrs) September 18, 2020
These scammers would claim to sell a car online at a very cheap price and once they got the buyer's attention, they would ask for a small booking amount so as they don't sell the car to anyone else in the meanwhile and the buyer can check out the vehicle when he/she has time. To convince buyers that this whole transaction is real, the scammers would show fake defence forces' ID cards. Once the token amount is transferred, these scammers fall off the map.
Another common scam related to couriers involves fake messages and emails that appear to look like a courier-tracking link from companies like FedEx. To make it look more authentic, the scammers will also address the victim with their name.
If you are expecting a courier, it is likely that you will click on the link provided to track the package. Clicking on the link takes you to a malicious website that asks for your personal and banking details.
Once this information is stolen, the scammers will then proceed to steal money from your account like in any phishing attack.