Bhubaneswar: Here is a word of caution for those who turn to Google for every little thing, right from customer care numbers of products to those of companies.
Police here said in many cases of cybercrime reported from various districts in the recent past, people were duped by fraudsters after they called up fake numbers that popped up on the search engine of the social media giant.
“We have been receiving complaints of customer care service fraud involving various portals on Google. Cyber fraudsters have been posting their advertisements and listing them at the top of the search on Google to dupe people. They are ending up losing their money after calling up these fake numbers,” a senior crime branch official said.
Experts said scammers are paying hefty money to Google to place their advertisements with fake numbers on top of the search engine. When gullible persons dial these numbers, the fraudsters pretend to be customer care executives and convince the victims to share their…

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