Well, now if you have received the similar such message, stating that Narendra Modi is voluntarily offering free recharge due to demonetization effect, kindly note that the message is absolutely ‘FAKE’ and you should avoid it. Along with the message comes a malicious link with the URL – http://balance.modi-gov.in/, clicking on which the users are driven to a page stating ‘Desh Badal Raha Hai’ where all the top telecom giants are apparently listed. The page requires you to fill a form entering all your personal details including your name, contact number, operator and more in order to get the free recharge.
This is just one instance out of the wide range of phishing activities occurring across WhatsApp almost every now and then. To recall, days back after the WhatsApp video call was released, the hackers didn’t leave that opportunity, and sent out fake video calling download link. Other than the few listed here, there are innumerable messages that are released on WhatsApp almost every passing day.
We at GizBot, are concerned about your safety, and hence reiterate that clicking on these malicious could possibly put your personal data at high risk. Hence, any WhatsApp messages stating to offer any kind of free services should be avoided, as these are nothing but fake baits often used by hacked to trap you, and your sensitive information.