There have been several reports of Frauds this year, and the FBI has been investigating such scams more frequently. These fraudulent activities are being used as part of cyber security awareness campaigns. Fraudsters often use images and numbers of Prime Minister Narendra Modi and bank managers to lure you into releasing your personal details. To avoid being a victim of such frauds, read on for some tips on how to avoid being a victim of these scams.
KBC Lottery frauds on the rise
There is a rash of KBC Lottery frauds in India, involving scammers who send unsolicited SMS messages pretending to be KBC lottery winners. The scammers are targeting people in large numbers, claiming to be from the lottery and promising them a huge payout of Rs 25 lakh. Mumbai Police has warned people not to respond to these messages claiming to be from the .
Another scam involves a WhatsApp message from a KBC official who promises you a jackpot of Rs. 25 lakh. Don’t respond to the message as its fake and will only lead to more trouble. Messages containing this scam have been shared on Twitter and other social media sites, and the Rajsamand city police have even tweeted a video explaining the scam. The Delhi Police Cyber Cell has also issued an advisory warning people against this scam.
Scam messages include images of Prime Minister Narendra Modi
Indian WhatsApp users should be wary of scam messages involving the prime minister, especially when they use images of PM Narendra Modi. According to a blog posted by the Cyber Crime Unit, scammers often use images of PM Narendra Modi and the logo of Sony Liv, a network that broadcasts the quiz show KBC. The aim of these fake lottery ads is to make the message seem legitimate.
The latest scam that has flooded WhatsApp has images of PM Modi. It reads “Rs 500 balance for every Indian” and included a link to a dodgy website. Unfortunately, many users have shared their personal information with the spammers. The fake websites that are being circulated often have the logos of popular telecom operators and other prominent figures. In the past, we’ve warned about scams involving photos of PM Modi, but this time it’s worth taking note of the nuances of cybercrime.
Scam messages contain numbers of fraudsters posing as bank managers
If you are receiving lottery call notifications on your mobile phone, beware of scam messages. Many fake Lottery managers pose as officials of KBC Lottery and scam innocent people. The main reason is that most of these fake contacts come from Facebook Messenger, WhatsApp, and IMO. The good news is that KBC has taken steps to prevent such fraudulent conversations. But, how can you prevent these fraudulent contacts? Follow these tips.
If you receive a lottery message from such a person, you should be suspicious and report it to the police. If you are a new member to the KBC Lottery, you may be scammed by the scammer. The scammer will ask you to deposit money into a bank account, usually using the digits from your mobile phone. The fraudsters will claim they will transfer your prize money, but they are not official KBC employees. They will also ask for a processing fee, usually a bank draught. This fee is usually incredibly low. People fall for this scam because it is so easy to make money through lottery fraud.
Scam messages ask for personal details
A woman was cheated out of Rs. 1.32 lakh by lottery fraud. She received a message on WhatsApp on March 23 informing her of a lottery prize and asking her to fill up a KBC Know Your Customer form. After she replied to the message, the scammer requested her personal details. This is an example of the kind of scam messages that aim to lure people into providing personal information.
Scammers have targeted the popularity of to exploit the general public. They are spoofing the show by sending SMS messages and phone calls claiming that they have won the lottery. The scammers also change their modus operandi to target random people. The latest scam message requesting personal information from lottery participants has a very high search volume on Google. Hence, people were looking for ways to claim the lottery amount.