Fraud cases involving messaging apps are becoming more frequent. In a recent incident, a retired Andhra Pradesh

Teacher's bank account was emptied of over Rs 21 lakh after she received a WhatsApp message on Monday from an unauthorized user.

According to the local police, retired teacher Varalakshmi, a native of Andhra Pradesh's Annamayya district,

Fell prey to cyber fraud after getting a WhatsApp message from an unknown number. There is a need to find a process to prevent the threat.

Varalakshmi claims that she received a WhatsApp message with a link attached to it. She faced the loss after clicking on the concerned link.

Varalakshmi has reported a cyber crime to the police. A retired teacher called Varalakshmi of Reddeppanaidu Colony in Madanapalle town.

She got a WhatsApp message, according to II-Town Circle Inspector (CI) Muralikrishna. She opened it multiple times, each time from an unfamiliar number.

She has been getting notifications ever since that the money has been taken out of her account. She was shocked, and when she showed the bank staff.

They claimed that her account had been compromised. On Saturday, she reported a cybercrime by calling the toll-free number 1930.

She claimed that after hacking into her phone and other information, cybercriminals withdrew about Rs 21 lakh. According to a police official.

There was a recent theft of $125,000 from the account of Gnanaprakash, a software employee from Madanapalle. The II-Town police station recorded a case on that occurrence too.