Use social media, digital transaction applications with caution: Experts

Source: The Hitavada      Date: 05 Jan 2018 09:36:35


Staff Reporter,

The seminars on cyber awareness were the part of Transforming Maharashtra programme

With aim to aware students about cyber frauds and crimes, Cyber Cell of Nagpur City Police will hold cyber awareness programme in schools and colleges under State Government’s Transforming Maharashtra programme.

API Vishal Mane of Cyber Cell informed that almost everyone is the part of social media today and cyber crimes are increasing rapidly. Hence, the cyber awareness programmes are being organised in schools and colleges along with some prominent banking experts.

Under the Maharashtra Government’s ‘Transforming Maharashtra’ programme, various programmes for cyber awareness were organised. First seminar on Cyber and economic offences was organised at Shri Ramdeobaba College of Engineering and Management. Dhanesh Jadhav, Assistant Vice-president of Axis Bank, Mumbai, ACP (Cyber and Sadar) Dr Ashwini Patil, Principal RPTC Sheetal Wanjari, PI Rautwari and API Vishal Mane expressed their views in the seminar.

The experts warned the students to use social media and digital transaction applications with caution. They also asked the students not to share their OTP, debit card, credit card details with strangers on phone. Sometimes the ATM centres are the target of robbers, the experts warned and appealed the students contact Cyber Complaint Cell immediately in case of cyber emergency.

It may be mentioned that transaction of Rs 24 lakh was blocked and the money was returned to cyber victims by the Cyber Complaint Cell in a year. Another seminar was organised at Dr Babasaheb Ambedkar College in which more than 200 students attended the seminar. The experts also answered queries of the students.