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M’laya police warns of hoax SMS, emails
Correspondent SHILLONG, MAR 12:
Published on 13 Mar. 2011 12:41 AM IST
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Meghalaya Police has warned the public against hoax short message services (SMS) and emails giving away fabulous money prizes.
In a statement issued here, additional director general of police (CID) A.K. Mathur said many mobile phone users have received SMSes in their phones or emails telling them they have won fabulous money prizes. A typical SMS reads: “Your telephone number has just been awarded 2,000,000 USD from Petrol Development 2011.”
Mathur said the SMS then directs the receiver to check details in certain website addresses. “The users are then lured to make money deposits in banks, often in more than one installment under the pretext of meeting the expenditure related to administrative charges and air travel,” he said. Mathur said such SMSes and emails are aimed at cheating gullible people.

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