WhatsApp KBC Fraud: Kaun Banega Crorepati (KBC) has been in the hearts of Indians. The show has received a lot of praise and is a must watch for many Indian families. In the show one person wins, but apart from the show also questions are presented to the audience, whose prices are also given.
However, scammers and fraudsters from all over India and Pakistan have cheated many people by misusing the credibility of the show. They have a set pattern through which they deceive people.
These cyber fraudsters often send a WhatsApp message promising a lottery of Rs 25 lakh to lure their target. They claim to be from KBC Online Lotteries Department.
Scammers entice their target to call a given number and then defraud their earnings. Recently, a man from Hyderabad fell victim to such an offer and suffered a loss of over Rs 3 lakh.
In another instance, the Delhi Police had in June this year arrested two people for cheating over 100 people by using the fake KBC lottery scheme.
How does this fraud happen?
In this cyber fraud committed under the KBC lottery scheme, fraudsters send WhatsApp messages to victims from unknown numbers (most of them starting with +92, Pakistan’s ISD code) claiming that the lottery was drawn on their entered mobile number. Is. It is said to be related to Kaun Banega Crorepati.
They put logos of Reliance Jio and even State Bank of India in WhatsApp messages promising a lottery of Rs 25 lakh. Then they tell their target to claim that lottery by contacting someone whose number is given in the same WhatsApp message.
If the victim calls the given number, the fraudsters ask them to pay all the fees as a pre-requisite for claiming the lottery. If the victims make the first transaction, they keep on demanding more money on one pretext or the other.
If the fraudsters think that the victims have become suspicious, they say that the lottery amount has been increased. If the victims start demanding their money in return then they stop communication.