Don’t Recharge Mobile, Free Talktime for Forwarding Message: Spam


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Story:

Don’t Recharge your mobile Y. S. Jagan Mohan Reddy is Giving Rs.400/- as talktime … For the Grand success for his project( smart city ) …Send this message to 13 people and check your balance after 5 minutes……

Vodafone-*111*6*2#

Airtel      -*121*2#

Idea        -*123*10#

Aircel      -*165*6*1#

Docomo  -*111*1*1#

Bsnl         -*112#

Jio.           -1991.

I am also Shocked…But its True#

Screenshot of the spam message on WhatsApp
Screenshot of the spam message on WhatsApp

Fact Check:

A message doing rounds online asks users not to recharge their mobile phone as Y. S. Jagan Mohan Reddy is giving Rs.400/- as talk time for the Grand success of his smart city project. To avail the offer, users are asked to forward the message to 13 people and check their balance after 5 minutes. No, the claims are not true – the hoax message is just a spam.

Free Talktime for Forwarding – Many Similar Versions

We have seen various such messages are surfacing online, especially on WhatsApp and social media sites. Earlier, a similar message said Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi is giving Rs.400/- as talk time, again for the grand success of his smart city project. The message on WhatsApp asked people to forward it to 3 groups and avail the offer.

Screenshot of the spam message on WhatsApp

We have also seen similar messages mentioning names of noted movie actors giving the free talktime after their movie success at box office. Moreover, some versions also asked mobile users to ‘Send this message to 13 Rowdies In Paytm and check your balance after 5 minutes…

Truth of the matter is Telecom providers, mobile companies or social sharing platforms like WhatsApp do not usually provide you free talktime for simply sharing or forwarding a message. They are hoax and spam messages which keep circulating on various online platforms. Just because they mention a noted politician or celebrity name and a recent success associated with them, it does not validate their free talktime claim. We suggest users not to fall for these silly messages and not forward the spam to others.

Hoax or Fact:

Hoax and Spam.


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