Mizoram Police warns people against online scammers

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Aizawl: Amid rising online fraud, the Mizoram Police has urged the general public to exercise extreme caution and warned them against scammers, who impersonated senior government officials.

A statement issued by the police said that there has been a sudden surge in impersonation of senior officials, even ministers and MLAs through a giant text messaging application Whatsapp.

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“These scammers using photographs or profiles of high ranking officials and individuals as well as various other dignitaries, initiate conversations with government employees/individuals pretending or impersonating and making various excuses with requests for money and/ or to ask them to purchase items/gifts online for them”, the statement said.

The statement urged everyone to be aware of such a scam and to exercise extreme caution when conversing…

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