Hyderabad : The Cyber Crime Police Station has been receiving complaints with regard to Lottery Frauds in the name of Kaun Banega Crorepati. In order to prevent this type of frauds, it intended to create awareness among public, who are attracted towards lotteries or prizes posted on Social media platforms like Facebook, Whatsapp, SMSs and losing huge money to the cyber fraudsters.
The Cyber fraudsters, who are operating mainly from Bihar and UP are sending bulk messages to public by saying that their mobile number received Rs 25 lakh in Kaun Banega Crorepati lottery. They also post the same content in Face Book and also circulate in whatsapp and other social media platforms.
Once anyone responds to the message sent by the fraudsters, in the guise of sending lottery prize amount, the fraudsters make believe the innocent persons to pay huge money into their bank accounts / e-wallets in the name of registration fee, Income Tax, GST, service charges and so on in order to receive the prize/lottery money.
In view of increase in Lottery frauds, public are advised to take precautionary measures in order to prevent lottery frauds in the name of Kaun Banega Crorepati. The Cyber police want the public not respond to the bulk messages/SMS’s received from unknown persons sent in the name of winner of lottery. “Do not blindly believe the fraudster’s words and share the bank account, Card or e-wallet details with them. Just give a thought and discuss with friends and parents before transferring the money. This shall be taken as exercise before transmitting money to the unidentified persons. (NSS)