SunstarTV Bureau: The most romantic day or we can say the Valentine’s Day is coming soon, and with this celebration, cyber frauds have become active and keeping eye on your bank account.
To execute their crime, the cyber frauds are using brand names of big companies. In the guise of these brand names, cyber frauds are using online platforms to tempt customers through brand new offers and gifts and in the process are emptying your bank accounts.
These claims and links haven’t been issued by us. Be careful and always check the sources. pic.twitter.com/LzCQSOFF4M
— Tata Group (@TataCompanies) February 2, 2021
Cyber experts have warned people regarding the ‘FAKE’ Valentine’s Day gift vouchers claiming to offer free 7-day stay packages at luxurious hotels including at the TAJ.
Another fraud message in the name of TATA is doing rounds on social media which offers a chance to win mobile phones.
Such messages, in phone or on WhatsApp, can lead to cyber-attack and it’s a new technique used by the scammers to commit online fraud and prey on innocents or take advantage of them by collecting personal information, cautioned cyber experts.
SCAM ALERT 1: Answer the questions to receive Valentine’s Day gifts. I participated in this questionnaire and won a mobile phone. My friend also got the prize. Come and get prizes.
SCAM ALERT 2: I received a gift card from TAJ Hotel and finally got the chance to stay in TAJ Hotel for 7 days for free. And then a link follows.
Amid this, Taj Hotels issued a clarification and asked people to exercise caution. “It has come to our notice that a website has been promoting a Valentine’s Day initiative, offering a Taj Experiences Gift Card via WhatsApp. We would like to inform that Taj Hotels/IHCL has not offered any such promotion. We request to take note of this and exercise due caution.”
It has come to our notice that a website has been promoting a Valentine’s Day initiative, offering a Taj Experiences Gift Card via WhatsApp. We would like to inform that Taj Hotels/IHCL has not offered any such promotion. We request to take note of this and exercise due caution.
— Taj Hotels (@TajHotels) January 30, 2021