Driven by his own loss, a student develops an application to help victims of fraud | Hyderabad News

Hyderabad: A sense to help others who might suffer a fate similar to that of his family, Dr Rahul Shashank of Warangal has developed Cyber ​​Alert, an app to help victims of cyber fraud.
“My mother clicked on a link and lost Rs 10,000 on her account. We didn’t know who to contact and how to get our money back, ”KL Deemed-to-be-University final-year law student Rahul told TOI.
The app, developed by Rahul and his friends, is not the only initiative in its plans to help victims of cybercrime. The law student also intends to provide legal aid to victims of cybercrime and internships to students interested in the subject.
“We realized that many lost their money, like us, during the pandemic and didn’t know what to do. This experience motivated me to launch an app to provide all the necessary information to victims, ”said Rahul. He added that even though he failed to get his money back, he managed to help a relative who lost Rs 80,000 and a friend who lost Rs 10,000, to get the money back, with the help from officials.
Cyber ​​Alert app is available in English and Telugu and helps users to file a complaint, find the nearest cybercrime police stations, track the status of complaints, get information on cyberlaws , among other important services.
“India is ranked 37th in the world for most dangers associated with surfing the web. The app is a welcome security measure for the now largely digital India, ”said KL Deemed University Vice-Chancellor G Pardha Saradhi Varma.


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