Fake WhatsApp scam claims to give free prize money from KBC

MUMBAI: Kaun Banega Crorepati, hosted by Amitabh Bachchan, is known for giving away prize money on the basis of a person's knowledge. However, a few people are misuing its popularity and committing a fraud by runing a scam a 25 lakh rupees jackpot. Delhi Police has now taken to social media to issue an advisory about it.

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Speaking to TOI, Bhisham Singh, DCP, Crime, said, "Every year when Kaun Banega Crorepati goes on air, these fraudsters also become active. They randomly select numbers and inform the victim that their number was selected in a lucky draw conducted by KBC and that they won a cash prize worth 2-25 lakh. And to claim the amount, a certain processing fee needs to be deposited.” 

Delhi Police has requested all to beware of the promise by fraudsters, as many have recieved calls through WhatsAapp and messages congratulating them for winning 25 lakhs and promising them a chance to meet Big B.

Anyesh Roy, DCP, Cyber Crime, said that they have now included KBC lottery frauds in their cybersecurity awareness campaigns, and are asking people to be aware and not trust any such claims.

He added, “Before trusting anyone with money, people should check the authenticity of claims regardless of who’s making the claims. But when promised lakhs, rational thinking seems to take a backseat and people end up losing money.”

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