Since the inception of the Reliance Jio in India, other communications operators in the market, such as Idea and Vodafone have launched several cheaper schemes to attract the customers back to their camps. It is, however, common knowledge that no mobile operator is offering free unlimited data without any hidden charges. No one but Airtel. Or so people are being led to believe. This is in reference to a new viral message that has been spreading through WhatsApp.
According to this message, Airtel is offering Unlimited 4G, 3G data for 3 months. According to reports by media, this is not the case. It is a hoax message that aims at stealing your personal information. Or maybe someone is just doing these for kicks. So to verify this, we decided to click on the link provided in the message: “LOOT OFFER FOR ALL AIRTEL USER:- Due to Jio, Now Airtel market is down so Airtel is activating Unlimited 4G, 3G data for 3 months. Visit Following link to Activate for airtel 3 months 4G, 3G Pack and enjoy. Visit Now:- http://offer-for-all.com/. Get Airtel free Internet/ and free 300 minutes Local calling every month for next 3 Months. So activate this offer,Thanks, airtel I got Unlimited Data. Dial 123 to Check your balance. *Enjoy Friends*”
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Now, the link redirects you to a page with an Airtel red background. Although, the logo might seem familiar, remember, this is not Airtel’s official Homepage. Any link circulated by Airtel would redirect you to its Homepage first. This link asks you for your name, mobile number and your state. On entering the details, we move on to the next page, it asks you to share the message with 8 of your WhatsApp contacts. This most probably is sort of a malware, a virus like the Googligan which reportedly affected 1 million Android devices. Most of such links are malware that install certain apps into your device without your permission by linking you to a remote server. Such malware can take over your google account among other services. An authentic offer of free 4G and 3G services by Airtel, we assure you would be a big enough announcement to be covered by national media and would often pop up on your tv screen. So until then, do not give in to greed.