WhatsApp fake messages have been causing various crime in India. These messages try to attract people with various offers, lotteries, non-existent government schemes, discounts, freebies, warnings and everything fake. Most of these messages are loaded with viruses which easily slows down the phone. One of the recent messages being forwarded widely on WhatsApp is of Kaun Banega Crorepati offering a lottery ticket of Rs. 25 lakh. A fake message about the popular game show is doing the rounds on the instant messaging app.

The message says, “Dear customer aap ke liye good news soojna hai ke aap ke is WhatsApp number par 25,00000 ki lotery lagi hai bohat bohat wadhai ho lottery cash ke liye company officer Rajesh Bala G se sampat karen or company officer ki tumam jankari par amal karen”.

Take a look at this fake WhatsApp message:


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PC: WhatsApp forward

On Google search, we found that several such cases of fraud messages related to KBC have been reported by citizens around the country. The Times of India reported on October 7, that a fake call saying, “Congratulations, main Amitabh Bachchan ke ‘Kaun Banega Crorepati’ show se bol raha hoon. Lucky draw mein aap ka number select hua hai, aap Rs25 lakh jeet chuke ho.”

Earlier, The Hindu reported that a “Mumbai resident Gayatri Pisekar received a WhatsApp message from an unknown number, which included the KBC logo, a picture of Mr. Bachchan, and a voice message. Ms. Pisekar played the message, which had the recording of a man saying in Hindi that she had won ₹35 lakh, and that she should make a WhatsApp call to the number of the ‘head office’ mentioned in the message.”