WhatsApp Voice Call Scam: New WhatsApp voice call scam that you must avoid – Times of India

Desperate scammers are actually sending WhatsApp audio recordsdata to lure gullible folks into lottery frauds. If you obtain any audio file over WhatsApp from an unknown quantity or a WhatsApp call from a stranger claiming to be a buyer care consultant of WhatsApp then merely ignore them.
This scam entails an audio recording that claims that you have gained a lottery ticket value Rs 25 lakh on behalf of WhatsApp. In order to win the prize cash, the sufferer should contact an SBI department in Mumbai. Interestingly, the scammer insists on calling the so-known as department supervisor solely over WhatsApp.
This audio recording comes together with a picture that talks a couple of random KBC lottery.
This scam entails getting folks to call the so-known as financial institution department supervisor. Once the sufferer is lured to call the scammer, he can be requested to deposit a registration payment or pay taxes for the lottery quantity of Rs 25 lakh. Of course, if you pay the registration payment or tax for successful the lottery you will lose your cash fully. Alternatively, the scammers might even direct you to put in an app, which can more than likely be a distant desktop app, by way of which they could attempt to steal the baking particulars, UPI pin and different passwords from the sufferer’s cellphone.
Every 12 months the favored KBC lottery scam makes a comeback round October when the favored ‘Kaun Banega Crorepati‘ (KBC) quiz present, hosted by famous person Amitabh Bachchan, returns to TV. What’s shocking is that persons are nonetheless falling for this straightforward scam.
After declaring that the sufferer has gained the KBC contest, the actual scam begins. The sufferer is then requested to deposit someplace between Rs 8,000 and Rs 10,000 as tax cash or processing payment to allow the KBC group to ship the prize cash of Rs 25 or Rs 30 lakh. The processing payment is normally requested to be deposited within the kind of financial institution drafts.
The scammers, in some circumstances, may not ask for the processing payment, as a substitute, would ask concerning the sufferer’s checking account particulars on the pretext of straight transferring cash to the sufferer’s account. The downside right here that the sufferer would possibly give away confidential on-line banking particulars which could be used to steal later.

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