Reliance Jio warns against this fake SMS promising free data1 min read . Updated: 05 Oct 2019, 08:38 AM IST
- Miscreants are trying to con unsuspecting mobile phone users by misusing Reliance Jio's name
- A Jio customer said he got a fake WhatsApp message promising to give ₹25 lakh for winning a 'Jio lottery'
NEW DELHI : Reliance Jio has issued a warning to its customers against several fake SMSes doing the rounds. One such fraudulent SMS, claimed to have been issued by the telecom operator, promises users free data of 25 GB.
"Good news!! Jio is giving free 25GB data daily for 6 months. Download app now and register to activate offer," claims one such fake SMS. When the user reported it to Reliance Jio, the telecom operator made it clear that it is a fake message which could be a trick to scam customers using the name of Jio.
"Jio does not send such messages. All Jio offer related information is transparently available in your MyJio app or on http://Jio.com. Pls watch out for spam messages & scammers," Reliance Jio said.
Jio had recently launched Jio Fiber broadband service with monthly starting from ₹699 with free HD voice calling, unlimited data and TV video calling.
Fake KBC-Jio lottery:
Scamsters are also misusing the name of the popular TV show 'Kaun Banega Crorepati' (KBC) to dupe unsuspecting mobile phone customers. Several Jio customers say they have received either a call or WhatsApp message claiming that the customer has won a lottery co-organised by Jio and KBC.
One such Jio customer, Ajit Singhal, said he got a WhatsApp call claiming that he has won a ₹25 lakh lottery, organised by both Jio and KBC but when he tried to counter their claims the phone was disconnected.
"Please ignore and report such calls. Jio does not send such messages/calls. All Jio offer related information is transparently available in your MyJio app or on http://Jio.com . Please watch out for spam messages & scammers," Jio said.
Another Jio customer tweeted out a screenshot of the WhatsApp message he received. It had the logo of not just Jio, but also that of Airtel, Vodafone Idea and even Paytm. Giving out a lotter number, the fake message tries to dupe people by promising them that they have won a ₹25 lakh lottery.
Reliance Industries Ltd had earlier issued a fraud alert against a letter that was circulating through fax. The letter even had forged signatures of Mukesh Ambani. The fake letter asked recipients to advertise in a business publication named 'The Industrial World Business'.