Electricity Bill scam alert: Beware of WhatsApp message asking you to clear your bill. As per users on Twitter, the message which reminds users to pay their electricity bill is usually sent over WhatsApp or SMS.
Electricity Power will be Disconnected Viral Message:
Notification Dear Consumer Your Electricity power will be disconnected. Tonight at 9.30 pm from electricity office. because your previous month bill was not update. Please immediately contact with our electricity officer 6205674588 Thank you.
As per users on Twitter, the message which reminds users to pay their electricity bill is usually sent over WhatsApp or SMS. The message contains a phone number that belongs to the scammer. When the user frantically dials the number, he is influenced by the scammer to pay for the electricity lest they will lose their electricity connection. Scammers from cities including Gujarat, Maharashtra, Punjab, and Odisha have reported maximum cases of electricity scams.
A viral message on social media is warning electricity customers that their power will be disconnected at 9.30 pm tonight. The message, which appears to be from the electric company, says that the disconnection is due to non-payment of bills.
However, the electric company has confirmed that the message is a fake and that there are no plans to disconnect any customer’s power tonight. They are urging customers not to worry and to disregard the fake message.
This is just the latest in a string of fake messages and hoaxes that have been circulating on social media in recent months. While some of these messages may be harmless fun, others can cause real anxiety and stress for people who believe them. A fake message about an electricity power bill is circulating on social media.