Fake messages gone to VIPs, you too may get asking for money, Vice President’s Secretariat warns
NEW DELHI, Apr 23 (The CONNECT) - The government has cautioned the people that a person impersonating as the Vice President Venkaiah Naidu is sending WhatsApp messages soliciting help and financial assistance from the mobile telephone number 9439073183. There is a possibility that such fake messages could emanate from more numbers.
The Vice President’s Secretariat has alerted the officials of the Ministry of Home Affairs after the issue was brought to the Vice President’s notice.
The impersonator has sent such WhatsApp messages to several VIPs from this number.
Earlier, Naidu was duped by an advertisement for weight loss. He had mentioned this in the Rajya Sabha says he paid Rs 1,230 for the product and when he opened the packet, he had the message asking him to cough up an additional Rs 1,000. He referred the issue to then Consumer Affairs Minister late Ram Vilas Paswan.