Earlier this year, a Netflix drama ‘Jamtara’ became a big hit. The story was about a group of small-town young men running a lucrative phishing operation until a corrupt politician wanted to be in on the scheme and a cop wanted to fight it.
This web series highlights some real instances of ‘Jamtara’ — a sleepy little district in northeastern Jharkhand — that had emerged as a Phish pond in India. It also explains how a common man can be deceived and looted online by the exchange of some digits.
Online scams and money laundering are not a recent phenomenon. But it is back in the news again.
There are several instances of even common people becoming unwitting participants in money-laundering operations.
Business Standard’s Bindisha Sarang answers some frequently asked questions about cyber crime.
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