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Police warn of The Kashmir Files WhatsApp scam What is it and how does it work
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The Kashmir Files‘ the film is much talked about. Cybercriminals also seem to have found an opportunity to trick gullible smartphone users into using the movie’s name. Ranvijay Singh, ADCP, Noida, warned mobile users against WhatsApp fraud linked to “The Kashmir Files‘ movie. He asked users not to click on any links received on WhatsApp related to the film unless they are sure of its authenticity.

According to Singh, some fraud-related complaints were filed in the nation’s capital. “The movie came out recently and it got a lot of interest. Taking advantage of the situation, the cyber crooks started sending links on WhatsApp to download the movie for free. Once the person clicks on the link, it allows the fraudsters to access information on user’s phone and easily steal confidential details including bank account information,” Singh said in a statement to The Times of India.

Singh further advised users not to click on any link received from unknown source on WhatsApp or any other social media platform.

How the Cashmere Files WhatsApp fraud works

Fraudsters first send victims a link on WhatsApp. The link is backed by a post that claims users can download “The Kashmir Files” movies for free by clicking the link. Once the user clicks on the link, malware is injected into their smartphone. The malware allegedly hacked into the user’s smartphone to inject malware. The malware steals users’ bank details which are used by cyber criminals for fraudulent financial transactions.

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