India Post has issued a public alert regarding a new iPhone 15 fraud. The Ministry of Communications Department of Post used its official X (previously known as Twitter) account to warn followers of a bogus message circulating in its name.
The phishing mail falsely claims that India Post is giving away a brand new iPhone 15 to anyone who share the message with their friends.
The official India Post caution tweet reads, "Please be cautious! India Post does not provide any type of gift via any unauthorised portal or link. Please visit the official website, Indiapost.gov.in, for any India Post-related information."
The caution was accompanied by a screenshot of the viral message, which states that the recipient has been chosen as the winner of an iPhone 15 as a Navratri gift.
The message goes on to give directions for collecting this alleged prize, which include sharing the identical message with 5 groups or 20 WhatsApp friends. It also includes a link for users to click in order to claim their prize.
India Post has categorically said that this letter is false and has urged users not to forward it or click on any unauthorised links contained within it.
Scammers frequently use government websites to carry out nefarious acts.
In the past, bogus mails about Aadhaar updates, PAN card updates, and even bank-related messages were used to trick consumers into clicking on links to update personal information or receive rewards, such as credit card information.
Users who click on these links are frequently routed to scam websites and suffer financial losses.
To avoid becoming a victim of iPhone 15 scams, people should be cautious when they receive messages asking them to click on links or disclose personal information.
Scammers typically use trendy subjects to trick people, thus additional caution is advised when receiving communications concerning the iPhone 15.
Given Apple's recent release of the iPhone 15 series, which has created substantial attention, scammers are taking advantage of its popularity to target naïve customers. It is strongly advised that Apple iPhones be purchased only from trustworthy stores and trusted e-commerce platforms.
In the sad event that someone falls victim to such a hoax, it is critical to intervene quickly. It is critical to report the scam to the proper authorities as soon as feasible.
Individuals can report online financial theft by dialling 1930 or registering a complaint on the website of the Indian Cyber Crime Coordination Centre, cybercrime.gov.in.
Access the Portal: Open your web browser and go to the official portal at .
File a Complaint: On the portal's homepage, locate and click on the 'File a complaint' option.
Accept Terms and Conditions: Read and agree to the terms and conditions presented on the following page.
Select Complaint Type: Click on the 'Report other cybercrime' button to proceed with reporting the scam.
Citizen Login: Choose the 'citizen login' option and provide your personal details, including your name, email address, and phone number.
OTP Verification: Enter the one-time password (OTP) sent to your registered phone number. Complete the CAPTCHA verification, and then click 'Submit'.
Report Cybercrime: You will be taken to a form where you can report the cybercrime. This form is divided into sections: General Information, Victim Information, Cybercrime Information, and Preview. Ensure that you fill in all pertinent details in each section.
Submission: After reviewing the information you've provided, click the 'Submit' button.
Incident Details: You will be directed to an incident details page. Here, you can provide additional information and attach supporting evidence of the scam, such as screenshots or files. Click 'Save and Next' after entering the required details.
Suspect Information: If you have any information about the alleged suspect, you can provide it on the next page. Fill in these details if available.
Verify and Submit: Review all the information you've provided and make sure it's accurate. Once you're satisfied, click the 'Submit' button.
Confirmation: You will receive a confirmation message indicating that your complaint has been successfully registered. Additionally, you will receive an email containing your complaint ID and other relevant details.
When reporting cyber fraud cases involving online transactions, lottery scams, ATM transactions, fraudulent calls, or Internet banking issues, remember to attach proof of the fraudulent transactions.
Include supporting evidence such as bank statements, proof of address and identification, and any suspicious messages or emails you've received related to the scam.