The message claiming that Reliance Jio has announced a free recharge due to the corona virus has made its way to many social media platforms including WhatsApp.
- Relance Jio has not announced any free recharge plans
- The message states that the prepaid system provides unlimited voice calls and unlimited 4G data
- If you click on the link, you may not know and your phone or computer might get exposed to virus not corona though.
Did you get a message on WhatsApp saying that Reliance Jio offers a free recharge or Rs 498 ? Don’t believe it yet because it turns out that the message is meaningless. A message describing that Relance Jio has announced a free call due to the fact that the corona virus has approached many social media platforms including WhatsApp.
The message also states that the payment system provides unlimited voice calls and unlimited 4G data. It further states that the program will be operational by March 31 but in order to provide it with this service, subscribers must open a site linked to each message.
“Jio 498, https://jionewoffer.online ..: 31 March!”, The message read. (Jio, in this difficult situation offer a maximum of Rs 498 recharge to its Indian users. To find this offer, click on the link below .Please note that the offer is valid until March 31).
However, it turns out that this is just another gimmick made by spammers to attract people. If you click on the link, you may unknowingly let virus invade your phone or computer. So before you click on any link like this please double check the source as it may leak your credentials and private information.
Many misconceptions about the corona virus are shared on social media apps such as Facebook, Twitter, and WhatsApp.
In an effort to stop the rumors, Twitter has said it will remove tweets claiming false corona virus treatment or any tweet that tries to mislead users about corona virus. Earlier, Facebook, Google, Microsoft, Twitter and Linked-in, You-tube and Reddit released a joint statement announcing that they had joined anti-false wars and conspiracy theories on corona virus from their platforms.
WhatsApp is also said to be working on a feature that will enable users to authenticate forwarded messages. A WABetainfo report revealed that WhatsApp is already working to “introduce other options for launching the frequently sent messaging feature”. Last year, it was reported that WhatsApp was working on a feature that would confirm if the image was true or not but the feature was never released.
I hope you all stay safe and secure in this virus era .