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Glen Urbina   23 April 2023

Sms/call bombing harassment

So recently I've become a victim of SMS/Call bombing after getting an individual removed from a WhatsApp group 

Here's an article about the same:  https://indianexpress.com/article/technology/tech-news-technology/sms-bombing-what-is-it-and-how-to-stay-safe-8050074/ 

"SMS Bombing is an attack where a large number of messages are sent to a particular number in a very short period of time, to harass a user or disrupt the normal working of a device.  One of our colleagues recently woke up to hundreds of OTP messages from food delivery platforms like Zomato, Zepto, and Licious, all within a span of a few hours. He had just become the victim of what is called SMS Bombing where a user’s number is bombarded with a large number of messages or even OTP calls within a very short period of time with a clear intention to harass a user and disrupt the normal working of a device."

This individual has gone above and beyond to keep the tabs open and keep the scriptts activate for which I've received thousands of SMS and dozens of calls. Seems like those are just scriptts that run from your browser or locally on your computer so these request for OTPs and others log the IPs of the requestor computer/device.

It has pushed me to seek lawyer assistance into the same, for which I'm looking for paid lawyer services to help me file a police/cyber crime report and further pursue this issue as per recommended.

I'm located in Pune if that does help and I'm a foreigner working here in India hence why I am looking up for assistance on the same.

I do only have the phone number of the perpetrator which belongs to a business (small business owner).



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Shivani   24 April 2023

1) Commercial Spamming

It consists of digital or web-based advertising, which may include a wide range of infringements, which include illegal communication practices to aggressive marketing strategies that breach one's mental peace and privacy.

Cybercrime is defined as a criminal activity committed on the Internet, with the definition of spamming being a key factor in determining if it is a cybercrime or a waste of time.

  1. For them to deliver SMS to their users, registered telecoms businesses must comply with the Telecom Commercial Communications Customer Preference Regulation (TCCCPR), 2018.
  2. The Information Technology (Amendment) Act, 2008, has Section 66A, which punishes the sender of dishonest e-mails with three years in prison in an effort to address the spam issue in India.

People who damage computer systems without the owner's consent are subject to ITA 2000, Section 43. In such instances, the owner is entitled to full compensation for the total harm.

  • You can follow the steps in the link given below to register a complaint:

https://trai.gov.in/complain-or-report-against-ucc

 

the blood hunter's   18 November 2023

<#> 497968 is OTP for KreditBee signup. Do not share OTP with anyone VuEEYdUJxhz

Prannay Dhingra   07 February 2024

Sir Can You Plese Help Me Some People Can Send A Lot Of OTP In my Mobile Phone Please Stop This SMS Bomber Otherwise Please Stop Sending OTP In My Phone 

Those People Who Send OTP In My Phone Are Name Harsh Singh And Aditya Kumar


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