Police organises Cyber Crime awareness programmes in Sopore

February 01:`In order to make the general public aware about Cyber Crime and to reach out to the public, Police in Sopore have organised Cyber Crime awareness programmes at PS Sopore, PS Tarzoo, PS Dangiwacha and PS Panzla.

These awareness programmes were chaired by the Station House Officers at their respective Police Stations and were attended by respectable citizens, youths, and students of concerned areas. The main motive behind conducting such programmes is to provide awareness of cybercrime among the general Public particularly students.

On these occasions, the chairing officers briefed participants about various types of cyber threats/crimes such as identity theft, credit card fraud, data stealing, cyber stalking, Pornography, OTP frauds etc. They advised the participants to adopt safe browsing habits, to avoid suspicious websites while surfing the Internet. They also appealed the participants to not share OTPs or Bank account details and passwords with anyone. Charing officers also explained the ways to adopt precautionary measures while conducting Internet Banking and online transactions. Participants were also cautioned against accepting friend requests from unknown persons or chatting with unauthenticated persons on social media.

The Participants appreciated the efforts of Police for organising such awareness programme and spreading awareness about various cybercrimes among the common masses.```