Delhi High Court Issues Notice to 24 Banks After Delhi Police Complains of Delay in Providing Information About Fraudulent Websites

The Delhi High Court has issued notice to 24 banks following complaints from Delhi Police regarding delays in responding to communications related to fraudulent websites. The police expressed concerns about banks opening accounts without proper address verifications.

The court is hearing a case related to domain names registered by third parties in violation of trademark rights. Delhi Police’s Cyber Cell noted that Domain Name Registrars and intermediaries hosting fraudulent websites were not providing adequate registrant details.

The police also mentioned fake websites related to passport applications and their payments to Google Ads for listing these sites at the top of search engine results.

The court directed Google to nominate an official to cooperate with the Cyber Cell in providing information related to fraudulent websites. The matter will be heard again on November 24.

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