Gurugram Police has joined hands with the Home Credit India Finance Pvt. Ltd, one of India’s fastest growing non-banking financial company (NBFC) and part of Home Credit Group, for a unique campaign named Project Jagruk aimed at sensitizing and creating awareness among police personnel to help them tackle challenges and issues related to cybercrime and financial frauds.
The campaign was launched in Gurugram in the presence of Sandeep Khirwar, Commissioner of Police, Gurugram and Pavel Maco, CEO, Home Credit India along with many other dignitaries.
Project Jagruk is a one of its kind unique pan-India initiatives launched by a non-banking finance company ever in India. The overarching objective of the programme is to build a sustainable and long-term relationship with law enforcement agencies, especially police forces from across different parts of India, by imparting training topolice personnel in investigating complex cases pertaining to financial frauds and cybercrime.
“The last few years has witnessed a steady rise in cybercrimes and financial frauds not only globally but also in India.As financial transactions become increasingly technology-driven, they seem to have become the weapon of choice for fraudsters. In such a scenario, it is important for police personnel to have the right skillsets and training to investigate such cases. This important partnership with Home Credit India is a step in that direction, and will serve as a model for other corporates to come forward in the long-term,” said Sandeep Khirwar, Commissioner of Police, Gurugram.
Speaking about the initiative, Pavel Maco, CEO, Home Credit India, said, “We are extremely happy to partner with the Gurugram Police for this important initiative. As a responsible lending organization, we are confident that this campaign will enhance the knowledge and understanding of police personnel and law enforcement agencies on cybercrime and banking frauds. We also hope that this will help in creating the right ecosystem for an effective and sustained awareness campaign for the society as a whole.”
Project Jagruk is part of Home Credit India’s overall and broader corporate social responsibility initiative. The project entails training sessions on detecting and steps to prevent cybercrime, cyberbullying, online and banking frauds. The training sessions will highlight current prevailing trends through case studies and reference materials. This will provide them with all the pre requisite information and knowledge for carrying out investigations related to the fraud attacks.In the second phase, Home Credit India intends to expand this initiative to the colleges, institutions, schools and RWAs. Cybercrime covers a wide range of criminal activity ranging from malicious attacks like hacking, virus dissemination and software piracy to financial fraud like phishing, vishing and credit card fraud among others.