27 November 2019
Kendrapada: Cybercrime is fast spreading its tentacles. Leave apart the common gullible people, even senior government officials are not being spared from the notorious cyber criminals. One such case came to the fore after a district collector reported about a fake Facebook account in his name.
The matter came to light after screen prints of a facebook account showing that it belonged to Kendrapada collector Samarth Verma went viral on social media. Soon after this came to the notice of Verma, he alerted the police and other officers of the district administration.
Verma held a meeting with Kendrapada SP and urged him to take immediate action in this regard. "It is a fake ID and I have reported the matter to police. I have no knowledge about who did this but soon after I learnt about the account I alerted the police," Verma said.