Call Forwarding Scam: Jio, Airtel and Truecaller are warning of increasing dangers, if this work is not done then there will be huge loss

Call Forwarding Scam: Cyber security is a big issue which is affecting India as well as other countries. Every day we hear such news which is related to the attacks happening all over the world. Apart from this, many criminals are also cheating people by using call forwarding. For this reason, telecom companies have warned their users.

Oct 26, 2023 - 20:32
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Call Forwarding Scam: Jio, Airtel and Truecaller are warning of increasing dangers, if this work is not done then there will be huge loss

Every day we hear about such incidents, which are related to scamming or cheating people. Recently, many such incidents have come to light in which scammers try to trick people through call forwarding.

Due to these increasing incidents, telecom companies have warned their users. Companies like Reliance Jio and Airtel are included in this list. Along with this, Truecaller has also said that this can be very dangerous for you. Let us know about this problem in detail.

With the help of this scam, they turn on call forwarding on your number, due to which you lose access to your SIM. As a result, you may face some major problems or suffer financial losses. Let us know about it.

How the scam works:

  • Now the question comes that if you have your phone then how do these scammers turn on call forwarding on your phone. For this, these scammers use fake identity.
  • Many times customers receive calls like this, in which scammers call you posing as a customer service representative. These scammers try to trick you by saying that they are calling on behalf of your internet provider or mobile operator.
  • Like an executive, he takes information from you about the service, how the service is. Then they give information about the account being hacked or any problem facing the SIM.
  • This is the time when you need to be careful, because no telecom operators allow you to call from personal mobile number.
  • After this they will tell you that this problem will go away after following some steps. In which they will ask you to dial your phone number by dialing the call forwarding number (*401*).
  • This will activate forwarding and the scammers will have access to all your information available on your phone. Be it your messages, or your account details.
  • Now they can freeze your account by getting your banking details and may even be able to access your WhatsApp.

How to stay safe:

  • The most dangerous thing is that the victim does not come to know about it until he suffers a huge loss. In such a situation, it is important that we take precautions.
  • Let us tell you that companies do not make any such calls, hence do not share any code or message on anyone's request.
  • Do not respond to any call that seems suspicious.
  • Do not share your personal details like OTP etc. with anyone.
Muskan Kumawat Journalist & Writer