Fraudsters learn Malayalam to commit cyber crimes in Kerala


The fraudsters began to learn Malayalam as lack of command over the language became a barrier while guising as customer care executives of banks. 

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Thiruvananthapuram: Fraudsters from other states, pretending to be migrant labourers, have been reportedly learning Malayalam to commit cyber crimes. According to police, a majority of them are from Jharkhand's Jamtara, the cybercrime capital of India.

The fraudsters began to learn Malayalam as lack of command over the language became a barrier while guising as customer care executives of banks.

So far, more than 200 cyber fraud cases have been registered in Kerala. In most cases, the culprits were nabbed from Jamtara.

Complaints have also been lodged claiming that fraud messages in Malayalam, pretending to be from banks, are being sent to customers’ mobile phones.


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