Travel Scam

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What is this cybercrime?

Travel Scam
  • Person gets email that he has been chosen as a lucky draw winner of a travel tour at a hugely discounted rate including Passport/Visa fee from a famous Tour & Travels company.
  • Scammer asks the person to deposit the money.
  • The website where account details are mentioned is a copy of another genuine website of the Tour & Travels company.

Prevention

  • Do not respond to such emails.
  • Report such emails as SPAM.

Solution in case of incident

  • Inform nearest Police Station and register a complaint including print of emails and copies of pass-book or online transactions.
  • Write an application to Bank Manager including case details to return the debited money.

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