BEWARE Of Fake WhatsApp Scam Giving Away Free Prize Money From Amitabh Bachchan's Kaun Banega Crorepati And A False Promise To Meet The Legendary Star

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TV game show Kaun Banega Crorepati hosted by superstar Amitabh Bachchan has been a game changer. The show which is known for giving away prize money on basis of persons intelligence is amongst the most popular shows in the world. However now few people are misuing its popularity and committing a fraud by runing a scam around 25 lakh rupees Jackpot. Delhi Police’s Cyber Crime Cell has taken to their social media to issue an adviosry about it.

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.” ALSO READ: Kaun Banega Crorepati 12: Amitabh Bachchan Is Taken Aback When A Contestant Reveals He Will Use The Prize Money For His Wife’s Plastic Surgery

In the further report Delhi Police has requested to beware of 25 Lakh promise by fraudsters as in last six months a lot of people have recieved calls through WhatsAapp and messages congratulating them for winning 25 lakhs and promising them a chance to meet Big B. ALSO READ: Kaun Banega Crorepati 12: Amitabh Bachchan Renders An Apology To Shah Rukh Khan On The Show- Deets Inside

Talking to the same publication Anyesh Roy, DCP, Cyber Crime, informs them 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. They have been reciving several complaints from people saying that they get such messages or calls. If the amount is small, then the district police handles the case."

He also went on revealing, "In our investigation, we’ve found that there are operatives who commit the fraud from Pakistan and some operate from India as well.”

Narrating an incident, Roy shares, “We arrested three people from Bihar in March who duped a woman from Najafgarh of `45 lakh. She complained that she had received a WhatsApp call. We traced the number and it was from Pakistan. We investigated the matter and found that she had deposited money in multiple bank accounts.”

In July, a Chandigarh resident was duped of `24,000 by online fraudsters on the pretext of winning the KBC lottery. Not just that, there are fraudsters who even dupe their friends and relatives. In August, a paramedical student allegedly duped his friend of `5 lakh on the pretext of registration for the game show.

Sharing some tips, Roy adds, “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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