Fake Videocon websites harms its image, files complaint

Videocon D2h, the direct- tohome (DTH) service provider arm of electronics major, Videocon Group, has filed a polic.complaint to block the websites o.companies using the Videocon brand name to dupe people through fake websites and to take action against such entities.

Anil Khera, chief executive officer (CEO), Bharat Business Channel Ltd (BBCL), th.company which handles the DTH business said some anti- social elements with the intention of duping customers and using the brand name of Videocon created fake websites with deceptively similar names. The names of these websites are www.d2hvideocon.com, www.d2hadvertising.com and www.videocond2hdish.com . The official website of the firm is www.videocond2h.com, which is being used in all it.communications with regard to the DTH services, he added.

Videocon has been receiving severa.complaints from its customers claiming that they have been tricked into paying money, Khera said. “ The issue came to light when consumers reported that they had received SMSes on their mobiles asking them to log on to these websites wherein they are illegally and wrongfully prompted to provide their mobile numbers. Once the number is given, the next page opens with an icon of ‘ Next’ prompting the customer to press the said icon,” he said.

On the third page a fake authorisation letter opens, which informs the customers that they have won a free Videocon DTH subscription for two years to a lifetime. “ The fake letter further asks the customers to deposit an amount towards customer service tax in the bank for which the details are provided and to fax the deposit slip to a specified number. We, through the Cyber Cell Police Station have requested the SBI, Bank of India, and others to issue necessary directions so the operation of the fake accounts can be stopped and money deposited by the public goes back, ” he said.


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