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Crime Branch alert for parents for ‘Olivia Hoax’

14/09/2018 at 7:37 PM


Bhubaneswar: The State Crime Branch has warned the public about a series of WhatsApp messages ‘Olivia Hoax’ aimed at children that contain pornographic links.

The Crime Branch has advised parents to keep a strict vigil on their kids using smart phones.

The sender pretends to be a friend or an existing friend with a new number. If the person responds the chatting and engages with the sender they are sent a link to pornographic websites and content.

The new WhatsApp spam named Olivia Hoax is targeting young children by befriending them. Hence, the CB has advised parents to keenly watch on children’s online activity.

Don’t accept any message from unknown or suspicious looking no, CB guideline said.

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