Petrol Pump Fraud

With the number of distractions we have today, all it takes is a 2 second distraction at the right time for the petrol pump attendant to make a cool 500 bucks of you. How is done? When you pull up to fuel up.. He will ask you to look at the pump to ensure that the counter is zero, but just at that time someone will distract you with an offer and if you engage in that conversation the other guy will start filling up your car. Once done, you…

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Data Analysis leads to Catching a Thief

After getting reports of robbery on trains, Government Railway Police (GRP)  recently analysed passenger data on trains where robberies were reported to look for patterns or trends. Using the data they were able to identify one passenger who was there in those trains when a robbery was reported. You can read more on https://www.thehindu.com/news/national/police-end-four-year-run-of-train-thief/article27166426.ece. If the railways police can somehow make this data analysis realtime, they can then enter a crime scenario and find a possible list of suspects.

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