Many people are victimized by online cyber frauds and lost their lives savings in minutes in our country but they don’t know how and where to report their cases at the right time.
The Ministry of Home Affairs and the Cyber Cell of Delhi Police have created a helpline number to help these people register a complaint and prevent cybercrime.
The cybercrime helpline number is 155260.
If you are a victim of any kind of online fraud, then you can call this number immediately and report your case to prevent the cybercriminals from taking your life savings.
Then it will track the account from which the money was transferred within 7 to 8 minutes to another account.
After that, the helpline will send a message to that bank or e-sites to alert them about the fraud so that they can put the transactions on hold.
The Ministry of Home Affairs’s Cybercrime portal https://cybercrime.gov.in/ and Delhi Police cyber cell started the helpline 155260 pilot project in November.
The Indian Cybercrime report platform’s first user base was opened in capital city Delhi then Rajasthan was added in the list and later all the states will have this platform.
Under this project 55 banks, e-wallets, e-commerce sites, payment gateways and other institutions are under an interconnected platform called ‘Citizen Financial Cyber Fraud Reporting System’.
Through this platform, victims of online financial fraud can report the theft quickly and be saved in time. The government has saved around 3 lakh 13 thousand rupees for 21 people with the help of this helpline so far.
This helpline has ten lines, so that no one gets busy tone with this number. If you call the helpline number 155260, you will be asked the name, number, and timing of the incident.
The complaint received through the helpline will be forwarded to the respective bank portal and dashboard of that bank, e-commerce. The bank details of the victim will be shared.
You should make the complain as soon as possible as the first 2 to 3 hours of fraud is very important. You can also make a complaint at https://cybercrime.gov.in/.