Festive season is about to begin and usually e-commerce platforms have sales around it where they offer big discounts and attractive offers to lure customers to buy their favorite products, clothing, accessories and more. To promote their offers, e-commerce platforms take support of various modes of advertising including TV, internet ads, social media promotions and more. However, not all the promotions could be genuine. The cybercrime government body has released a warning on Twitter via its official handle CyberDost regarding fake and fraudulent lucrative advertisements.
The tweet post reads, “Beware of various fraudulent lucrative advertisements regarding Discount Coupons, Cashback and Festival Coupons offering payments through UPI Apps on Social Media.
The government body has warned users against the fake promotions and advertisements on social media platforms that claim to offer big discounts, offers, cashback and festival coupons while making the payment through UPI apps.
We have already reported several scams related to UPI based money transfer where fraudsters trick users to transfer money to unknown bank accounts by asking for several personal information including banking details.
This is not the first time that the cybercrime department has released such warnings, last week, the government body has also warned users about fake URL links that claim to offer an app that will allow users to use the smartphone to measure blood oxygen level in the body.