Instant messaging app WhatsApp is becoming vulnerable to hacking. A new WhatsApp scam has surfaced, and scammers are now using the name Kaun Banega Crorepati to dupe people. The scammers are said to be residing abroad and wooing Indians by advertising a lottery worth Rs 25 lakh. With this message from WhatsApp, users come to know that they have won 25 lakh rupees in the lucky draw. This comes at a time when WhatsApp Payments in India is testing the ‘cashback’ feature.
If you have received such a message, then you should not pay attention to it because it is a fraud. Today at around 6.24 pm I received a fake KBC lottery message on WhatsApp. The scamster had promised Rs 25 lakh. The audio message has come from a person who claimed to be a member of KBC. This WhatsApp audio included a poster message with the faces of Amitabh Bachchan, Prime Minister Narendra Modi and RIL chairman Mukesh Ambani. ALSO READ: WhatsApp, Instagram suffer global outage, users unable to send messages
See this, the same incident happened in Mumbai with a man named Raza, who unknowingly believed that she would be able to claim her prize. To be eligible for the award, the scammer demanded that he pay a processing fee of Rs 25,000. Raza realized that he had been duped for Rs 25,000 when the scammer asked him to pay an additional Rs 45,000 instead of transferring Rs 25 lakh to his bank account. In a recent episode of KBC, actor Amitabh Bachchan warned the viewers that Sony TV does not ask for money for KBC and one should be careful with what it does.