Establishment of Cyber Crime Police Station:-
In exercise of powers conferred by Clause (s) of Section-2 of the Cr.P.C., the Govt. of Odisha, Home Department, Bhubaneswar, vide Notification No. 22730/CP dated 09.06.2004 declared the office of the Superintendent of Police, CID, CB, Odisha, Cuttack, as the Cyber Crime Police Station, having its jurisdiction all over Orissa, for the purpose of registration, investigation and prosecution of offences under the Information Technology Act-2000 and in combination thereof of any offences under any other law for the time being in force.
Functioning of Cyber Crime Police Station:-
The Cyber Crime Police Station is functioning in the office of CID, CB, Odisha, Cuttack, since 2nd October-2006.
Nature of cases reported at Cyber Crime Police Station:-
On the written report of complt. of one OAS officer a case has been registered. The complt. alleged about unauthorized withdrawal of money from his savings bank a/c by ATM as well as debit card transaction. Since his debit card was kept with him at the time of transaction he suspected that some unknown person has fraudulently committed cheating and identity theft (debit card details) there by impersonating himself as the owner of the account and made debit card transactions and an amount of Rs. 3,66,000/- was withdrawn from his a/c.
During course of investigation of the case, correspondence made with concerned Banks to provide the name and address of the merchants where the debit card was swiped for purchase of articles by the accused The address of one of the merchants was obtained from banks .The owner of the retail outlet during examination divulged the identity of both the accused persons who had swiped the debit card in his EDC (Electronic Data Capturing Machine). The merchant copy of the debit card transactions as well as the retail invoice and the EDC machine etc. were seized at the retail point. Further investigation was done in the Bank to reveal further information about the identity of the accused persons. ATM footage was also collected to identify the accused persons. On receipt of the same during comparison it is well established that the accused persons have actually used this debit card and made transactions.
Hence two accused persons were arrested from Bhubaneswar for their involvement in this crime and forwarded to the Court. Subsequently Charge Sheet against both the accd. Was submitted.
This case was registered on the report of Secretary, Odisha Joint Entrance Examination Cell-2014 alleging that, some unknown miscreant had created one fake web portal in the name of “odishajee14.com” inviting online application form for Odisha Joint Entrance Examination-2014 from candidates. Some candidates had approached their office regarding this site and also intimated that there were two mobile numbers 7752005967 & 7752005963 from which the candidates were receiving SMSs for the online application. The web portal is not a valid portal created by OJEE-2014 office. Hence the informant had requested for appropriate action in the matter.
Investigation revealed that, the Odisha Joint Entrance Examination Cell (OJEE) conducts the annual Entrance Examination for aspiring candidates for admission to different govt. & private medical & engineering colleges of the state. In January 2014, it came to the notice of the Informant through some candidates that one web portal having it’s URL as “odishajee14.com” is inviting online application for OJEE-2014. As the said web portal did not belong to the OJEE-2014 office, nor created by them, hence they approached the Police for appropriate action in the matter. Soon after the OJEE office approached the Police for necessary action in the matter, the alleged web portal became offline. After Cyber Crime PS took up investigation of the case, the alleged webpage was searched in the internet, but it was not available as the same had been made offline by the culprit deliberately.
In order to find out the hosting details of the alleged web portal “odishajee14.com” one open source website namely “whois.domaintools.com” was used. After putting the domain name (URL) in the said website some details regarding the hosting details of the alleged web portal were found. The webpage was found to be hosted by one “Public Domain Registry” and after making necessary correspondence with the hosting service provider, the IP details & payment details of the accused person were obtained. Subsequently more correspondence were made with the Internet Service Provider & Online Payment Portal which established the identity of the accused person who happens to be an ex-student of KEC, BBSR. The accused was arrested from Mumbai.
One lady complainant submitted a written complaint at Cyber Crime Police Station and alleged that one Susanta Kumar Mishra sent obscene & vulgar SMSs containing sexually explicit act to her mobile phone number and approached her for marriage. When she disagreed to the proposal, he threatened for dire consequences to disfigure by throwing acid. She later came to know that someone had created one fake Facebook account and published her photographs along with derogatory & sexually explicit comments. Upon receipt of the complaint, Cyber Crime Police Station registered the case and investigated into the matter.
In course of investigation of the case, the Investigating Officer made correspondence with Facebook Law Enforcement Response Team, USA, Legal Investigations Support, Google Inc., USA, Nodal Officers of Mobile Service Providers & Internet Service Providers. From the reports, prima facie evidence was well made out against accused Susanta Kumar Mishra (22 yrs), S/O Rabindranath Mishra, At- QR No. G/6, Rajabagicha Labour Colony, Telenga Bazar, PS- Badambadi, Dist- Cuttack. The accused was arrested and forwarded to the Learned Court. The IO had seized Mobile Phone Handset, SIM cards & pendrive from the possession of the accused which was used for commission of crime. After completion of investigation, Charge Sheet was submitted against him.
One lady complainant, submitted a written report at Cyber Crime PS and alleged that someone had created onefake Google+ Account in her name having URL- https//google.com/101115043678111367167/about and posted false and fabricated information in the said account. The accused had uploaded and posted 528 morphed nude photographs and video files in various sites such as:- https://plus.google.com,www.youtube.com, www.in.linkedin.com, www.locanto.in & www.xtreemconnex.com, containing sexually explicit act and conduct, which was lascivious and appealed to the prurient interest and tend to deprave and corrupt the minds of the visitors to the sites. The accused with an intention to defame, malign, demoralize her character and harm her reputation had created such false electronic records which defamed and derogated her image in the society. Upon receipt of the complaint, Cyber Crime Police Station registered the case and investigated into the matter.
In course of investigation of the case, the Investigating Officer made correspondence with Legal Investigation Support, Google Inc., USA, Nodal Officers of different websites, Nodal Officers of Mobile Service Providers & Internet Service Providers. From the reports it was found that the accused had created fake IDs & e-mail accounts in the name of complainant, posted & published a number of morphed nude photographs along with video files. Prima facie evidence was well made out against accused in committing the said offence. The accused was arrested and forwarded to the Learned Court of SDJM, Bhubaneswar. The IO had seized Laptop, Mobile Phone Handsets, Modem, Router, Dongles, SIM cards,pendrive& other incriminating articles from the possession of the accused which was used for commission of crime. After completion of investigation, Charge Sheet was submitted against him .
complainant has submitted a written complaint at CID, Crime Branch Cyber Crime Police Station and alleged that on 15th Feb 2010 at about 8 PM, when he logged into his Yahoo e-mail account firstname.lastname@example.org, through his laptop, received a series of 9 nos. of e-mails on his e-mail ID from the sender having User Name :-“Angel Iriis” through Orkut having URL:-email@example.com. The said e-mails were posted between 8:50 AM to 9:30 AM on the same day by the sender. The contents of the e-mails were highly derogatory, obscene, objectionable and containing sexually explicit act & conduct, depicting the character & image of his family members. In the said e-mails the sender had provided his cell phone number i.e., +919987073219. When the complainant contacted him, the sender had abused Mr. Panda in filthy languages and criminally intimidated for dire consequences. Upon receipt of the complaint, Cyber Crime Police Station registered the case and investigated into the matter.
In course of investigation, correspondence was made with Legal Investigations Support, Google Inc., USA, to furnish the registration details of the alleged Orkut account of the accused, Executive Compliance, Yahoo India Pvt Ltd., Senior Executive Legal, Rediff.com India Limited and different Nodal Officers of Mobile Service Providers& Internet Service Providers. Upon receipt of reports, it was prima facie established that accused Angelo Rebeiro (33 Yrs) S/o:- Lt. Raymond Rebeiro, Flat No. 302, 3rd Floor, Aaron Apartment, Near Bible Society, Peyton Sahi, Buxibazar, PS:-Darghabazar, Cuttack- 753001 had committed the said offence .The accused was arrested and forwarded to the Learned Court of S.D.J.M., Sadar, Cuttack. From the possession of the accused CPU, Hard Disk, Dongle, SIM Cards were seized. The mobile phone which was used for commission of crime was seized at Mumbai.
One lady complainant presented a written complaint at Cyber Crime Police Station regarding fraudulent withdrawal of Rs. 1,24,720.77/- from her savings account of Bank of Baroda, Buxibazar, Cuttack, bearing A/C No. 00470100008578. It was alleged that some unknown fraudsters committed the said offence through online fraudulent transaction by using her ATM Card details in different merchant websites such as :- BILLDESK.COM, EPOCH.COM, G2S.COM, FriendFinder.com, Lalibco.com, CPDNETHELP.com, Flipkart.com, Recovofsurch / Tips Txps. The accused had made online transactions during the period from 13th April 2012 to 16th April 2012 and from 5th June 2012 to 14th June 2012.Upon receipt of the complaint Cyber Crime Police Station registered the said case and investigated into the matter.
In course of investigation, correspondence was made with online merchant websites to furnish the detailed information in respect of fraudulent transactions, Legal Investigations Support, Google Inc., USA, different Nodal Officers of Mobile Service Providers& Internet Service Providers.From the report of Lalibco.com, it was found that the accused had created a number of IDs through various fake e-mail accounts and made fraudulent transaction of Rs. 94813.12/- towards adult entertainment services.
As prima facie evidence was established against the accused was arrested and forwarded before the learned Court. After completion of investigation, Charge Sheet was submitted against him.
Complainant presented a written report at CID Crime Branch Cyber Crime Police Station and alleged that some unknown person morphed his picture and posted such morphed obscene photographs, published and transmitted in different websites such as:- http://www.cliphunter.com, http://www.flickr.com, http://www.dailymotion.com, http://www.youtube.com. These obscene material contained sexually explicit act and conduct which was lascivious and appealed to the prurient interest with an intention to deprave and corrupt the minds of the people. Upon receipt of the complaint Cyber Crime Police Station registered the case and investigated into the matter.
In course of investigation, correspondence was made with the alleged websites, Legal Investigations Support, Google Inc., USA, Executive Compliance, Yahoo India Pvt Ltd., and different Nodal Officers of Mobile Service Providers & Internet Service Providers. Upon receipt of reports, it was prima facie established the accused person who committed the said offence.
The Investigating Officer seized laptop, mobile handsets, micro SD card, dongles & other incriminating articles from the exclusive possession of the accused. The accused was arrested and forwarded to the learned Court of S.D.J.M., Bhubaneswar.
After completion of investigation Charge Sheet was submitted against him.
Ans: - Any fraud or unauthorized access made using computer resources or electronic communication device with the help of internet comes under the purview of Cyber Crime. If any person comes across this situation, he could be a victim of cybercrime.
Ans:- Yes , this act falls under the perview of Cyber Crime. One can lodge a complaint with the nearest local Police Station or in Cyber Crime Police Station.
Ans:- You can report cyber crime related complaints in the nearest local Police Station.
Ans:- First, you have to take screenshots of the fake Facebook account containing URL andrelevant Facebook web pages containing obscenephotographs/vulgar comments. Then, you have to submit photocopy of your ID proof alongwith a written complaint and screenshots.
Ans:- You should never reveal your debit/credit card details to anyone. Banks never ask for such details. In case of such an incident, update your bank passbook, get a photo copy of the same and of the credit/debit card. Submit all the details with a written complaint to the local Police Station or Cyber Crime Police Station.
Ans:- Yes, you can. But online Payment gateway sites or shopping sites need authentication letter from Police to block anytransaction or revert the money tothe originating bank account. It is advisable to send them e-mail by attaching your address proof, scanned copy of card details, bank statement with a request to the website tohold thetransaction immediately till receipt of authorized letter from police or bank.
Ans:- Yes. Law Enforcement Agencies as well as Banksare authorized to askthe online payment gateways to block the fraudulent transaction andrevert back the money to the victim’s bank account.
Ans:- Do not reply to these type ofe-mails. Many people receive such mails. This is called Nigerian fraud/Advance fee fraud/Lottery fraud or 419 fraud. By using this method, criminals are alluring innocent & gullible people to deposit their hard earned money to the bank account of fraudsters towards processing etc. of lottery fraud.
Ans:- Ignore such type of calls. They are swindlers and want to trap unemployed youth / jobseekers. Do not trust these fraudsters. No reputed company gives jobs in lieu of money.
Ans:- Please don’t accept any friend request if you don’t know anyone personally. They are fraudsters and using different tricks to trap innocent people. Never deposit money to the bank account of fraudsters for clearance of gifts / goods. Custom department never calls to person concerned over phone or send e-mails for deposit of money.
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