Cyber fraudsters impersonate police commissioner to rip-off individuals

Revealed: Revealed Date – 08:27 PM, Sat – 27 August 22

Guwahati: Cyber fraudsters impersonate police commissioner to scam people
(Representational Picture) Unidentified cyber fraudsters impersonate Guwahati police commissioner Harmeet Singh to rip-off individuals on WhatsApp.

Guwahati: Guwahati police commissioner Harmeet Singh has fallen prey to cyber fraud as some unidentified fraudsters had been utilizing his {photograph} and sending messages by impersonating him on WhatsApp.

The imposters used a photograph of Singh as a show image (DP) on WhatsApp whereas they despatched messages to many individuals.

The police commissioner mentioned that some scammers have copied his picture from the web and are sending WhatsApp messages.

“I request anybody who will get such a message to press the Report & Block buttons out there on WhatsApp. @WhatsApp it’s time you woke as much as this rip-off, which is rampant” he wrote on Twitter.

Just a few days in the past some fraudsters used the picture of Dhubri deputy commissioner, Anbamuthan MP, and despatched messages to a number of individuals demanding cash. The fraudsters even despatched messages to most of the deputy commissioner’s colleagues and requested them to ship some reward vouchers.

The police are investigating each the circumstances however no arrests have been made to date.

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