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In India, Jamtara is a district in the state of Jharkhand. A large number of snakes are found here. It is because of these snakes that this district got its name Jamtara. Jamtara is formed from the words jam and palm. In fact, in Santhali language, Jama means a snake and a palm means a residence, that is, a snake's house. Jamtara is also known for its bauxite mines. Apart from all this, now this district has also come to be known as 'indulging in fraud'. It is said that now this district has become such a place, where a phone call makes people poor. 

 

More than 50% of cybercrimes in India are traced back to this sleepy town of Jharkhand. The revelation was made by Union Home Secretary Rajiv Gauba who himself is a 1982 batch IAS officer from Jharkhand. When we hear about "Cyber-crime" Our focus is gone on “cyber Security". This article gives detailed information regarding cybercrime and how it’s affecting the life of us all. With increasing use of information technology (IT) enabled services such as e-governance, online business and electronic transactions protection of personal and sensitive data have assumed paramount importance. The economic growth of any nation and its internal security depends on how well its cyberspace is secured and protected.

 

The Jamtara police have been busy of late. i2017, Jamtara's cybercrime cops arrested 185 criminals and registered 89 cases against them. During raids, they also collected 700 mobile phones, 900 SIM cards, 160 ATM cards, 10 four-wheelers, and 90 two-wheelers. And, Rs 17 lakh in cash was seized.

In general cybercrime may be defined as “Any unlawful act where a computer or communication device or computer network is used to commit or facilitate the commission of crime”.

 

In 2020 Jamtara is back, this time in a new e-SIM phishing racket

(Source: The Indian Express)

Police are yet to ascertain the amount of money involved. But they have made five arrests — among the first in a racket involving e-SIM frauds. 

 

Step 1: Acquire a series of mobile numbers, use all of them to try and log in to a bank account. If a number prompts an OTP, it’s time for the next step.

Step 2: Call the number’s owner and pretend to be customer care executives of the mobile operator offering to upgrade SIM cards or Know Your Customer (KYC) details. Gain trust, obtain the victim’s email ID.

Step 3: Send an email to the victim containing text to be sent to the official customer care number. It’s a ruse to register your email ID with the victim’s number, so that you can put in an official request to convert the SIM into an e-SIM. Once done, the victim’s phone number and everything else it’s linked to, including the bank account, is under your control.