Criminals are blowing money by sending a message to cut electricity connection: Cyber ​​thugs are adopting new tactics every day to cheat people

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Cyber ​​thugs are making victims of fraud by sending fake messages to electricity consumers from different mobile numbers. Cyber ​​criminals are using 8763935378, 7076836004 and other mobile numbers to send fake messages. The fraudsters have so far sent fake messages to more than 5 thousand electricity consumers in Dhanbad district. Criminals are trying to cheat by pretending to cut the connection at 9:30 pm if the electricity bill is outstanding.

In the name of electricity bill arrears, 30 to 40 cases related to cyber fraud have come to the entire district. A case of Rakesh Arora has been registered in Dhanbad cyber police station against whom a complaint has been lodged for committing cyber fraud of Rs 3.25 lakh. At the same time, more than three dozen cases related to cheating below 2 lakh have been registered in various police stations.

Electricity department never sends a message to the consumers to cut the connection, people be aware

The Electricity Department never sends the message of disconnecting the connection during the day or night on mobile to its consumers if the electricity bill remains unpaid. If such a message comes, never believe it. If such a fake message comes, immediately inform the cyber police station. Also, get information by visiting the Section Office and Sub Division Office of the Electricity Department. You can find out the right thing by contacting the Junior Engineer of the Section Office and the Assistant Engineer of the Sub Division Officer.

~3.25 lakhs cheated from Rakesh Areda of Saraidhela by sending fake messages

A message came on the mobile of Saraidhela resident Rakesh Areda that your electricity bill is due. If the electricity bill is not deposited today, your electricity connection will be disconnected at 9:30 pm. Was disturbed by the sudden message. Due to mother’s unwell, fear of non-payment of electricity bill and fear of message called on the number. After which Rakesh took Rs 3.25 from Rakesh’s bank account. In this regard, the victim has lodged a complaint with the cyber police station.

Vijay Shankar of Jaiprakash Nagar lost 70 thousand rupees, complained

Jaiprakash Nagar Dr. On April 18, a message came on Vijay Shankar Singh’s mobile that your previous electricity bill is due. Your connection will be disconnected at 9:30 pm. Contact immediately on the mobile number of the electricity department officer. After that called on the concerned mobile number. The cyber thugs instructed him to deposit Rs 10 from his debit card and download the quick app. Then took away 70 thousand from his bank account. They have lodged a complaint at Dhanbad police station.

The process of disconnecting connection on bill dues

No message is ever sent to the consumers from the side of the electricity department to cut the electricity connection at night. Do not believe any such fake message. Inform the cyber cell if you receive such a message.

SB Tiwari, Executive Engineer, Electricity Department, Dhanbad Division

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