The Cyber Crime Police Station, Cyberabad is receiving complaints often with regard to Lottery Frauds in the name of Kaun Banega Crorepati.
In order to prevent these type of lottery frauds, it is intended to create awareness among public in general who are attracted towards lotteries or prizes posted on Social media platforms like Facebook, Whatsapp, SMSs and losing huge amount to the cyber fraudsters.
The Cyber fraudsters who are operating mainly from Bihar and UP are sending bulk messages to the public by saying that their mobile number received an amount of Rs.25,00,000/- in Kaun Banega Crorepati lottery. Further, they post the same content in FaceBook 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 etc’, in order to receive the prize/lottery money.
In view of the increase in Lottery frauds, the public is advised to take precautionary measures in order to prevent lottery frauds in the name of Kaun Banega Crorepati.
Do not respond to the bulk messages/SMS’s received from unknown persons sent in the name of the winner of the 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 unknown persons.