Delhi Police, Truecaller team up to prevent cybercrimes
On Tuesday, Delhi Police signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) with Truecaller, a caller ID verification platform that helps the public identify verified numbers to curb cybercrimes.
Truecaller helps users to distance themselves from cyber frauds and scams relating to impersonation in the name of others. Truecaller shows a badge on specific numbers according to suggestions of the other users.
The ceremony was presided over by the Special Commissioner of Police, Sanjay Singh, and Pragya Misra from Truecaller India at Police Headquarters. The MoU was signed and exchanged among the Deputy Commissioner of Police, Suman Nalwa, and Misra.
As per the MoU, the Truecaller will display the official numbers of Delhi Police representatives on their Delhi Police Directory Services and all verified numbers will have a green badge and a blue tick mark, with a government services tag highlighting it.
“The partnership with Truecaller will help the public identify verified numbers and protect them from cyber fraud and impersonation scams in the name of government officials,” said Nalwa.
“Delhi Police shall also be regularly sharing a list of phone numbers against which they have received complaints about harassment, scam, or issues registered against them with Truecaller to mark them as spam or fraud on the platform to protect citizens and alert them in case these numbers continue to remain active. To thwart cyber threats, Truecaller, in association with Delhi Police, will generate cyber safety awareness by training citizens in Delhi,” said Nalwa.
During the function, Special CP, Singh recalled how the quick response by Delhi Police helped curb increasing cyber crimes. He further said that it has become imperative to spread cyber awareness as more and more people are adopting digital means these days.
[With Inputs from IANS]
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