JAMMU, MARCH 9: Fraudsters have started hacking social media accounts to grab money now. People are aware that the bank does not ask for debit card details, so fraudsters have adopted a new way.
They hack Facebook accounts of those using this social media account for years. They send a link on Facebook Messenger or WhatsApp and once someone logs in to that link, the account gets hacked immediately.
In a report by the Tribune a popular theatre artist of Jammu, said that she got a message on facebook messenger from one of her journalist friends, asking her Whatsapp number.
“When I sent him the number, he sent me a link asking me to check my pictures on some website. The moment I logged in, I was logged out and lost access. The account of that journalist was already hacked,” she said.
“After about an hour, some friends started calling me up. They said someone was asking for Rs 5,000 as help from my account. I doubt that some persons may have been trapped as my account is active,” she added.
A complaint was lodged in the cyber cell in Jammu. Police have said that they were already dealing with the online frauds of fake lotteries, fake calls asking for debit card details and now this.