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OLX, Gurgaon Police join hands to create awareness on 'Cybercrime'

Updated: Sep 30, 2016 18:20 IST

New Delhi [India], Sep 30 (ANI): India's number one online classifieds OLX has announced its initiative to increase cybercrime awareness among different sections of the society in association with Cyber Peace Foundation.

The online portal concluded a session along with the investigating officers of the Gurgaon Police.

OLX is the largest marketplace in India for used cars, motorcycles, mobile phones, and household items. In the last five years, it has emerged as the largest horizontal classifieds in India with 80 percent market share of the online consumer-to-consumer (C2C) trade in the country.

The platform gets 3.4 billion page-views a month in India, with 90 percent of its traffic coming from mobile. OLX is also the number buying + selling App in India on Google Play Store.

As a market leader in the rapidly evolving Internet space, OLX is committed to making the C2C trade in the country better and safer. People are at the heart of OLX's business, and that is the primary reason OLX has decided to work towards curbing the rising cybercrime in the country. In order to achieve this, OLX has collaborated with Cyber Peace Foundation, an NGO focusing on awareness, counseling, education, and training for an outreach to citizens, governments, law enforcement agencies, and private enterprises to run a special 'Police Outreach' program for various state police forces.

The objective of the program is to spread awareness among police officers about emerging trends in cybercrime and assisting them with tools for their investigation.

As a part of the program, a session with Gurgaon Police was held recently at office of Commissioner of Police, Gurgaon. It was presided over by Commissioner of Police Gurgaon, Sandeep Khirwar and was attended by approximately 30 investigating officers. A similar session was conducted for the benefit of Noida Police in July 2016.

OLX has been dedicatedly working towards building online classifieds in India, where the concept of buying and selling online from strangers did not exist until recently. The company will continue the series of program in other top metro cities in the coming months. (ANI)