Fake Ransom Calls in Mangalore: Police Commissioner Anupam Agrawal Tells Parents Not to Panic

Fake Ransom Calls in Mangalore: Police Commissioner Anupam Agrawal Tells Parents Not to Panic

Mangalore Police Commissioner Anupam Agrawal informed that parents of several students enrolled in various education institutes in Mangalore received threatening calls on June 11 and June 12. The calls were received over WhatsApp and mostly from foreign numbers, such as Poland and Pakistan. The caller allegedly spoke in Hindi and identified himself as a police officer. He told the parents that their son/daughter had been arrested and demanded money to release them. On verification, the calls were found to be fake. All the students were safe in the education institutes. The calls were made during school hours.

The commissioner has asked parents not to panic over fake extortion calls received by some of them in the last two days and to inform the nearest police station in case if they received such calls. A case has been registered and a team of cybercrime police station has begun an investigation.

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