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Cleaning up India's 'phishing hub' with enforcement and education

A local government official helping students to prepare for competitive exams for government jobs, at the library in Charghara village in Jamtara. ST PHOTO: DEBARSHI DASGUPTA
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JAMTARA DISTRICT, JHARKHAND - Shubham Wadavkar received a suspicious WhatsApp message one evening in late June. The sender threatened to cut off his power supply in just a few hours because of pending payments.

The sender, who claimed to be a representative of his electricity firm, even included a phone number for Mr Wadavkar to get in touch with to clear his dues.

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