People Urged to Be Aware of Financial Frauds

People urged to be aware of financial frauds

Shimla 5 January

A Spokesperson of the State Government said here today that there is no authorized Non-Banking Financial Company (NBFC) in Himachal Pradesh, which accepts deposits, however, if any company claims that it accepts deposits then such matter should be immediately brought to the notice of concerned Deputy Commissioner or Superintendent of Police so that action could be taken against it.

He said that some fictitious companies or persons lure the common person by offering cheap loans, asking for processing fee on pretext of loans, offer of high rates on deposits and offers through fake lottery schemes. He said that people should not fall to their temptations and should not reveal the details of their bank accounts or number and password of credit or debit card. He said that no bank manager or official makes such enquiry through telephone calls.

The Spokesperson has cautioned the general public to be aware of such misleading messages and unsolicited calls regarding various fraudulent schemes offered by unscrupulous and unincorporated bodies. He said that if someone receives such fraudulent message or telephone call, he can contact Cyber Crime Police Station, Nigam Vihar, Shimla on telephone number 0177-2620331 or e-mail to [email protected]

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