New Delhi. Instant messaging app WhatsApp has become an important part of our life. Be it family or office work, it has become an easy way of communication everywhere. At the same time, people are being cheated on WhatsApp these days in the name of Kaun Banega Crorepati (KBC). Actually, it is being claimed in the WhatsApp message that the recipient has got a lottery of Rs 25 lakh. It is being told by connecting it to the show Kaun Banega Crorepati (KBC). If you have also received this viral message, then tell that it is completely fake.
Thugs sending message to win ₹25 lakh prize in lottery on WhatsApp
People are receiving a message on WhatsApp from an unknown international number, accompanied by an audio clip, saying that their mobile phone has been selected for the KBC lottery prize of Rs 25 lakh. A photo has also been shared with the audio recording. It has been told that a lottery of Rs 25 lakh has been drawn in your name.
The special thing is that it has been told in the audio clip that the lottery manager will have to contact you through WhatsApp call and you cannot make a normal call. Some users have given information about this fraud through social media.
— Amrit Sharma (@AmrittSharma) July 30, 2022
PIB told the truth of the viral message
Recently, PIB, the press agency of the Government of India, had told the truth of this viral message. In a tweet, PIB Fact Check said, “Fake claims are being made by fraudsters on phone calls, e-mails and messages that the recipient has won a lottery of ₹25,00,000. Beware of such lottery scams. Do not share your personal information on such calls, mails and messages.
️Beware of such lottery scams.
️Do not share your personal information on such calls, mails and messages.
— PIB Fact Check (@PIBFactCheck) July 6, 2022
How to avoid Fraud?
You can avoid this type of fraud by being alert. Do not reply to any tempting message that claims to make you rich instantly. Ignore messages coming from an unknown number. Apart from this, do not open any link you get through message and email until you are absolutely sure that the message has been sent by someone close to you or knowledgeable.
FIRST PUBLISHED : July 30, 2022, 17:55 IST