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Dangerous WhatsApp message scam came back, bank account will be empty due to a small mistake

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Millions of users use the WhatsApp messaging app, which has made it a favorite destination for hackers. Fraudsters use various tricks to trick WhatsApp users. In such a situation, once again an old fraud has come to the fore. The scam of winning a prize of Rs 25 lakh in the television game show Kaun Banega Crorepati (KBC) lucky draw has come to the fore again. CNN-News18 reports that users received a video message instructing them to call a number. The scam was active earlier as well and was foiled by the Cyber ​​Crime Unit of Delhi Police.

How can there be such a big scam with people?
WhatsApp is one of the most popular messaging apps used by around two billion users. It is also used by fraudulent users to launder their money. In this scam, users get a message from the ‘KBC’ team, according to which they have won 25% of the lucky draw and won a prize of Rs. A link has also been given in the message and it has been said that by clicking on this link, the user will be able to directly connect to the KBC office and then claim his reward.

CNN-News18 reported that the video message contained pictures of game show hosts Amitabh Bachchan and Shah Rukh Khan and billionaire businessman Mukesh Ambani. This message tells the users that they have won 25 lakhs and now they have to dial 6261343146 through WhatsApp. The report states that users are approached by “officer” Rana Pratap, who asks them to share personal details.

The Cybercrime Unit of Delhi Police told CNN-News18 that users are then asked to deposit money. After this the victims are told to increase the lottery amount to Rs. 45 lakhs Rs. 75 lakh etc. have been done. Police said that when the victim insisted on taking money or refused to pay more, they switched off the WhatsApp number.

Delhi Police issues warning against WhatsApp scam
Delhi Police has warned that such fake WhatsApp forwards usually contain a lot of typos and grammatical errors. Police said if the caller asked you to share personal information then something is wrong. The police have requested the recipient of such messages to take a screenshot and contact the nearest police station.

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