If you are a customer of online shopping portal Snapdeal, you need to beware of scamsters, who are calling people in the name of a lucky draw. Some customers are also being lured of winning a lucky draw prize through text messages.
Customers have complained of someone calling them and informing about winning an expensive Tata Safari worth Rs 12 lakh.
The scam call claims that the name of the particular customer has been chosen on a random basis, in a contest which was organised in Assam.
The fraudster further says there are two ways to claim the winning prize, either they will dispatch the Tata Safari to your address, or they will transfer the cash amount - Rs 12 lakh, directly to your bank amount.
Further, they also demand a sum of nearly Rs 6,000 as registration charges in case you wish to get the Tata Safari at your address. Or if you wish to have the cash prize, you are required to pay an amount of approximately Rs 20,000.
In the message, they also share a toll-free number (1800-1020-447) and two other helpline numbers (09903400159 and 09903400209), both of which belong to their very own circle of scamsters.
To this end, a number of Snapdeal customers have even posted their queries on Twitter. Some have also shared the screenshot of the text message they had received. Seeing the screenshots, it became clear that the fraudsters have shared different contact numbers with customers.
@snapdeal i got this message on my number and they called me and say i got Tata safari in a lucky draw bcz snapdeal 10 years anniversary .... They know my last order price. Are they real or fake? What should i do? pic.twitter.com/Ojg7MiGwvQ— An Indian (@King14017598) June 11, 2019
@MumbaiPolice Getting calls from this no to deposit registertion amount to claim tata Safari I have won in @snapdeal contest. They have shared contact details and account no also. sharing images pic.twitter.com/8XeGs2tyYi— rahul sharma (@rdevgun) June 10, 2019
@snapdeal someone claiming to be from your company called again and dared me to lodge police complaint @MahaDGIPR acoording to him i won tata safari his number 8597084708— Dr. Sanket (@tweets_sanket) June 7, 2019
I have his sms and call recording.