Why The Indian Government Banned Over 100 Websites: Big Update In 2023

As the world of digital technology is progressing, the incidents of cyber crime are also increasing. India is also no different. Keeping this in mind, the Indian Government has banned more than 100 websites.

Let’s know as to why the Indian government banned over 100 Websites.

Why the Indian Government Banned Over 100 Websites
Why the Indian Government Banned Over 100 Websites

Why The Indian Government Banned Over 100 Websites:

The Ministry of Electronics and Information Technology (MeitY), Government of India has taken stern action against fake websites luring illegal investments and part-time job fraud by which scammers were not only misleading the people but were also committing fraud.

On December 6, the Ministry of Home Affairs (MHA) announced that the government had blocked more than 100 websites that enabled “organized illegal investments” and task-based part-time job frauds.

In the official statement, it has been said that these websites were being run from abroad and they had also developed a huge network in India.

Through its vertical National Cybercrime Threat Analytics Unit (NCTAU), the Indian Cyber Crime Coordination Centre (I4C), a branch of the Union Home Ministry, last week identified and recommended blocking over 100 websites linked to task-based part-time jobs and organized investment frauds.

These websites have been blocked using the power conferred under Information Technology Act, 2000 (IT Act, 2000) of India.

According to the statement, international Fintech companies, cryptocurrency, card networks, and overseas ATM withdrawals are used to launder the proceeds of this massive economic fraud out of India.

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Who Were The Target:

It is said that these fraudulent schemes primarily targeted women, jobless youths, and retirees, all of whom were lured in by well-placed digital ads on popular websites like Google and Meta.

Fraudsters used enticing keywords such as “Ghar baithe job” (work from home jobs) or “Easy Earning” in various languages to allure people.

After clicking on these ads, victims were contacted by fraudsters on popular messaging platforms like WhatsApp and Telegram.

Scammers progressed from straightforward tasks to convincing victims to make financial investments. After victims deposited large sums, fraudsters froze their accounts, causing victims to suffer large losses.

How To Avoid These Types of Frauds:

  • Never fall into the trap of websites offering high commission or “Ghar Baithe Job” (work from home) type captivating advertisements.
  • Always be careful and use only trusted sources.
  • Be cautious while doing financial transactions with unknown persons on messaging platforms.
  • Avoid transactions with unknown accounts.
  • Report such incidents on the Cyber Crime helpline no. 1930.


Greed is evil. This saying is absolutely true. Never fall prey to excessive greed and use your intelligence to escape from the trap of fraudsters.

Citizens are urged to take precautions and do their research before participating in high-commission online schemes. They are also advised to avoid sending money to strangers on messaging services.

It is crucial to confirm UPI app recipients because unidentified people could be connected to fraudulent schemes.

That’s all my friend for now. I hope this short article will be valuable for you. I will love your valuable feedback and comments. You can reach me through the emails given below.


Abhijit Ranjan



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