- Mumbai Police often uses humour in its public awareness campaigns.
- With simple yet powerful messages, the state police warned citizens against online scams.
- Cybercrime cases in Maharashtra climbed from 4,822 in 2019 to 5,458 in 2020, with a detection rate of barely 18%.
In the midst of the global pandemic, there has been a significant increase in the number of cybercrimes all across the world, and India is no exception. Cybercrime cases in Maharashtra increased from 4,822 in 2019 to 5,458 in 2020. At the same time, the detection rate in these situations remained at only 18%.
To combat the rising threat of online fraud, identity theft, and phishing attacks, the Mumbai Police Department issued a series of witty graphics emphasising the need of following basic but crucial safety precautions as people navigate their ever-expanding online presence.
The state police made their point with simple but effective slogans such as “OTP Bol? Chances of Jhol” and “Share cutting, not OTP “. The tweets are winning hearts of Netizens who applauded the unique way of promoting the awareness campaign.
— Sameer F. S. (@Samtheleo) December 16, 2021
Memebai Police https://t.co/EQOUDq5JZ6— Arthur Morgan (@serial_retweets) December 16, 2021
Mumbai Police’s Twitter account has previously wowed the internet with its meme-savvy and funny posts. In November, they used parodies of old Bollywood songs to warn people about driving drunk. They have used Harry Potter references on Instagram to emphasise the necessity of masks. Not only that, but they have already made a statement against domestic violence by criticising sexism in Bollywood films.
The law enforcement agency has five million Twitter followers and 499k Instagram followers as a result of their witty and relevant content. During the pandemic, the Mumbai police department’s Twitter handle communicated with people in a quick-witted manner.