KBC, also called KBC, is an Indian TV game show broadcast in Hindi. It is the official Who Wants to Be a Millionaire? Adaptation in Hindi. Since it began, actor Amitabh Bachchan has been the host (except for the third season, when actor Shah Rukh Khan took over). The show’s first three seasons aired on Star Plus from 2000 to 2007. Sameer Nair’s programming team came up with the idea for the show. Since 2010, it has been shown on Sony Television. From season 1 to season 10, it was made by BIG Synergy (under different names). After that, Studio NEXT and Tree of Knowledge (Digi TOK), both listed as co-producers, have been doing so since Season 10 and 11, respectively.
The format is the same as on ” Who Wants to Be a Millionaire? Shows: contestants are asked multiple-choice questions and must choose the correct answer from four options. If they aren’t sure, they can use a “lifeline.” Since the seventh season in 2013, the grand prize has been 7 crores (70,000,000 rupees).
What is the KBC WhatsApp lottery?
Now you can participate in the KBC lucky draw coupon from home by mobile. You have to put the SonyLiv app on your phone first. Put in your Mobile Number and Email ID so you can be verified. Send the information that SonyLiv App needs for registration. You have to answer the question in A, B, C, or D over the phone while the program runs on television.
KBC WhatsApp lottery is real or fake
Recently, a message going around the Internet says that there will be a lucky draw and that the person has a chance to win Rs 25 lakhs. It says that KBC JIO is running the lucky lottery draw.
The message also says that well-known people like Amitabh Bachchan and Mukesh Ambani even use the manager’s information of KBC lucky draw Rana Pratap Singh. The letter also includes a WhatsApp number to call for more information on how to get the money.
People are getting a poster and voice messages on their WhatsApp numbers. The KBC lucky draw poster says that they have won a lucky draw. It also has a picture of actor Amitabh Bachchan, Narendra Modi, the State Bank of India, several mobile operators, and a lottery number. The poster also has a phone number written on it.
The message also has a voice message that says the person is the KBC Manager Rana Pratap Singh calling from the WhatsApp customer office in New Delhi.
The voice message says the number has won 25 Lakh Rupees (about $40,000). It says the money from the lottery was sent to the State Bank of India in Mumbai, and the number on the banner is the manager. And then they will give more information. Also, the person wants you to save the number and then make an audio call through WhatsApp.
Delhi Police about the WhatsApp messages
The Cyber Crime Unit of the Delhi Police says con artists send WhatsApp messages to people saying that their phone number has won an Rs. 25 lakhs lottery put on by KBC and JIO.
Then, to process that amount, they ask for your phone number. Then, people who don’t know what’s going on are asked to pay a refundable amount for the lottery, GST, and other fees.
Once the money is in your account, they will call you again to ask for more money, and they will only talk to victims through WhatsApp.
According to the Delhi Police, they get the victim to put money in different bank accounts. The scam can last for weeks or even months, as long as they keep getting the victim to put money in reserves. After a while, they start telling the victim that the amount of the lottery has gone up to Rs. 45 lakhs, then Rs. 75 lakhs, and so on, to keep them interested. When the sufferer begins to insist on obtaining the cash or declines to pay more, they quit calling them and using the WhatsApp numbers used in the scam.
It is only one case. A simple Google search will lead you to a tunnel full of people who scammed out thousands or even lakhs of their money and sometimes their entire life savings.
Even if you don’t think you’re the type who would fall for such tricks, you might know someone who does. Your parents, grandparents, and especially uncles and aunts who send “Good morning” texts through WhatsApp are likely to fall for this.
It is a huge problem. So many people fall for these scams that even the government has put out warnings and safety measures.
Safety guidelines about KBC WhatsApp lottery
Delhi Police has also put out some safety tips or guidelines that you might want to share with people you think are more likely to fall for these scams. Here’s where you can read them.
- Any message that says you’ve won a prize or a lottery is almost certainly a scam.
- Looking more closely at these messages, you will see bad writing, grammar mistakes, and other clear signs that they are not real.
- These cons play on your desire to get money. As your greed blinds you, you forget to take simple precautions like talking to family, double-checking the information through other means, etc.
- In any real lottery or prize, taxes and other fees are taken out of the prize money, and the winner gets the amount left over. So you should ask yourself why you must pay these fees before reaching the “lottery money.” It is because it is a scam, and you haven’t won any money.
- If the caller insists on keeping everything secret, it’s a sign that something isn’t right.
All of us have to follow the guidelines.