Public Advisory on How Fraudsters Using Armed Forces Personnel Details to Perpetrate Financial Cyber Frauds

Port Blair, Apr 21: A new trend in financial cyber fraud has been observed where fraudsters impersonate Indian army personnel to exploit the goodwill associated with the armed forces to siphon off money from innocent victims who have advertised to put their property (House, Flat, Rooms, etc. on rent) on the popular house renting websites/apps, real estate database website or social media websites, etc.

In this regard, Andaman and Nicobar Police issues the following advisory to safeguard yourself:  

Always remember that entering OTP is a requirement for sending money, not for receiving it.

If an unknown person makes contact for renting your house, flat, or rooms, etc., try to confirm his/her identity from other available methods/sources.

Fraudsters typically show urgency in their requests. Scrutinize, if a request seems too urgent.

Avoid relying on conversations and identity details provided by unknown people on messaging apps, house renting platforms, etc.

Scrutinize every transaction request made to you from people unknown to you.

Captiously perform transactions on various online transaction platforms, aware yourself with all the features of a payment gateway.

        For assistance, information or enquiries, please contact: Cyber Crime Police Station, A&N Islands, over National helpline No.1930 and A&N Police Cyber Helpline No. 9531856083 or visit

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