Nepal Telecom (NTC) has recently released a notice to aware the people about the fake lottery being conducted on various social media outlets.
Why it matters:
- According to the notice, it has been found that there have been multiple reports of messages from national and International numbers saying that the receivers have won a lottery on messaging applications such as Viber, IMO, and WhatsApp. In order to receive their prizes, the users are urged to deposit a certain amount as remittance.
- NT has requested the users to be aware of this type of fake lottery and to avoid being scammed.
- The scam messages usually mention that the user has won money in lucky draw of Kaun Banega Crorepati (See below).
What they are saying:
Some users have reported such messages on Whatsapp and Viber that date back to two weeks ago.