The Prakasam police have cautioned the general public in opposition to utilizing a third-party app that enables customers to entry TV exhibits, films or different media content material supplied on over-the-top (OTT) platforms without spending a dime for at low cost charges. This comes amidst the rising variety of individuals getting defrauded by cybercriminals.
Reviewing varied instances of cybercrimes reported within the district on Sunday, Prakasam superintendent of police (SP) Malika Garg requested the individuals to not get carried away by tempting presents similar to free subscription. Such apps include faux hyperlinks associated to OTT platforms promising internet sequence, films or tv serials. The app will enable cybercriminals to entry delicate data within the system and swiftly withdraw cash from customers’ financial institution accounts.
“It has come to our discover that these behind the illegally operated apps had additionally downloaded the content material supplied on OTT from unlawful sources in violation of the Copyrights Act. These cheated ought to instantly name 1930 or go to the nationwide cyber crime reporting portal www.cybercrime.gov.in,” the SP mentioned.