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PSPCL's Scam Alert: Scammers Attempting to Extort Money

Several business organizations cautioned their members against PSPCL scam.
In a brand-new online scam, scammers are now attempting to extort money from victims by posing as workers of Punjab State Power Corporation Limited (PSPCL) and demanding that they pay past-due bills. Several business organizations cautioned their members against this trick when PSPCL issued a public notice about it. 

Customers are being warned by PSPCL that they risk losing their electrical service if they do not promptly pay a specified sum.

President of the United Cycle and Parts Manufacturers Association (UCPMA), DS Chawla, provided additional details about the scam, stating that "Any innocent individual who falls for the scam and agrees to make a payment is then asked to download an app by the scammer. As soon as the program is downloaded, hackers take the user's private data, including their online banking passwords and debit and credit card details, so they can steal money from their accounts. We have sent the PSPCL public notice to our members and urged that they utilize either the PSPCL official mobile app or website to pay their bills or the cash counters at department offices in order to avoid falling for any such scams."

According to Dinesh Kalra, "President of Ludhiana Business Forums. Phishing assaults are getting more prevalent every day, and while this attempt to pose as PSPCL workers is new, it has the potential to harm a large number of individuals. However, we also ask PSPCL and Punjab police to track down and prosecute the perpetrators of this scam."

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