Online Scams: From Phishing emails to Fake Apps

Date of Award

Spring 9-1-2021

Document Type


Degree Name

MA in Geopolitics and International Relations


Department of Geopolitics & International Relations


The COVID-19 Pandemic has shown the dual-sided nature of cyberspace. While it enables people from across the globe to get connected it also has several pitfalls. The connectivity through various apps ensured various activities can be done smoothly. At the same time, there are reports of fake apps and websites which target mobile internet users. The Fake apps online scam has grown to become a major concern for the Cyber Cell of the Police across many cities in India.While it has ensured the smooth functioning of activities that would have come to a standstill, but at the same time, it has also opened Pandora’s box for online scams and frauds. Therefore, as an individual, one has to be careful while using the internet by doing the necessary background research