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Impersonation Fraud – A crime done using other’s identity

Impersonation fraud cyber crime is a type of fraud where an attacker poses as a trusted person to steal money or sensitive information from a company. Let’s take a look at some of the latest news:

All these are different forms of Impersonation cyber crime.

How the Impersonation fraud works :-

Here the basic aim of cyber thieves is to gain your trust and get money from you or to defame a person or organization or to get confidential information from you. For this they first collect information about you and your family or colleagues and your behavior. Then they create a fake profile on social media network that looks like your real profile or a fake email that looks like your real email address. Using that they send messages to your family or colleagues saying that they are busy or in trouble, you send money to the specified bank/wallet/mobile number immediately, family or colleagues send without verifying believe that the message sent is genuine or and give the details they ask for.

How you can protect yourself from Impersonation fraud :-

If you have been scammed of Impersonation fraud :-

Immediately call 1930 cyber helpline number or file a complaint at Report the fake account or profile on the respective social media website and the hosting service provider about the fake websites and ask them to block it. Call the concerned bank and lodge a complaint to freeze the funds. Tell your family or colleagues to be wary of the fraud. Related messages, website pages and any exchanges are part of critical evidence, save it and do not delete it.

Legal remedies available to the victim :-

One can register a criminal case in cyber police station under

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