NARRATIVE ON SOCIAL MEDIA
This message brings out awareness to the misuse of social media for propagating false news & scams.
Also, few excerpts from the Guwahatiplus.com article are displayed below for our readers:
“Guwahati girl was surprised and terrorized to find her image from Facebook circulating on WhatsApp as a message along with ‘a rate’ to meet and talk to her. Her friends brought this to her notice and she immediately took help of the police. The victim has registered a case with the Chandmari Police Station and provided a screenshot of the message.
The Chandmari Police Station officials started tracing back the messages and found the number from which it was being circulated. Based on the call records the police then picked up a couple, Abul Azad Ansari a.k.a ‘Bhokua’ and his wife Monjuara Begum from Amiya Nagar and recovered the cell phone used for sending the messages. The phone belonged to Azad’s wife and he was using it for circulating the messages.
The culprit, Abul Azad had been downloading and using images of women and girls from social media sites and then created messages on WhatsApp that he further circulated for luring males to talk and meet with beautiful ladies. Even rates were placed for the images that ranged from Rs. 1500 to Rs. 3000.”
Fact Crescendo published this FACT ALERT to make our readers aware of dangers of misuse of social media for propagating scams & false news. For those uploading photos on Facebook, especially women, need to be careful with their personal settings, as petty criminals can download these photos and use it for nefarious purposes.
Fact Crescendo advises its readers to refrain from falling prey to unsubstantiated & misleading WhatsApp forwards and social media posts. When in doubt, visit various news media & fact checking websites online.
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-Fact Crescendo Team-