In the last two years, along with online work during the Corona period, there has been a significant increase in online shopping and transactions and perhaps due to this people are now becoming more victims of online fraud. Recently, Microsoft released its Global Tech Scam Research Report, in which it has been found that 70 percent of Indian users have been victims of tech support scams in the last one year. In simple language, these people have been cheated online.
So many people are becoming victims of online fraud
At the same time, there has been a decrease of five percent in online fraud in the last one year across the world. According to this report, 59 percent of the people globally have become victims of online fraud. If we talk about India, then about 48 percent of the users included in the survey have been victims of online fraud continuously. It has increased by eight percent as compared to the year 2018. In India, people between the age group of 24-37 have been targeted the most this year. About 58 percent of the people of this age have lost their money by becoming victims of fraud. In this also 73 percent number is of men.
So many complaints are received every month
Let us tell you that every month Microsoft receives more than six thousand complaints about online fraud from all over the world. According to Mary Jo Schradt, Assistant General Counsel (Asia, Regional Lead), Microsoft Digital Crime Unit, the number of tech support frauds, ie online frauds, is increasing rapidly globally. People of all ages are falling prey to it. It has been found in the survey that India has the highest number of such cases in the world. This means that people here easily get into the talk of thugs.
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