It's that time of the year when all the major e-tailers in India roll out huge discounts on products ranging across multiple categories. And continuing the trend, Flipkart, the home-grown e-commerce giant is hosting Flipkart Big Diwali Sale to make the most of the festive season.
Soon did the sale went live, there has been one crazy hoax doing rounds on the internet, especially on WhatsApp. The hoax claims that under the new offer as part of the Flipkart Big Diwali Sale, users will be able to purchase Moto's recently launched budget smartphone, the Moto E3 Power at just Rs. 499.
Taking the hoax to the next level, the message which has been circulating on WhatsApp redirected users to a new window (on clicking on the message), which looks quite similar to the original Flipkart webpage.
Additionally, the web page shows that the product is up for grabs at Rs. 499 along with a few fake comments which claim to corroborate the offer.
Furthermore, folks behind this hoax have also included a 'Buy Now' option on the web page. If clicked on it, you'll be prompted to share the fake message to 8 different groups/persons in your chat list.
Once you do this, you'll be redirected to another web page which allows you to order the device. When you try to order the handset, you'll be urged to pay for the device via a debit card or credit card. Well, that sounds legit, what's wrong you ask?
The fact that it doesn't allow cash-on-delivery is what's fishy here. This is clearly an attempt to fool users into buying the device at a cheap price thereby getting access to the credit/debit card details. So, we warn you to be very careful while providing any kind of credentials online this Diwali. Stay safe.