Beware! This Reliance ‘Jio Dish TV’ Pre-Booking Website is Fake
Reliance Jio has covered over 99 percent of the country with its 4G mobile service and now people are waiting to try out its Jio GigaFiber broadband network, which is likely to be bundled with its internet-enabled TV offering.
Taking advantage of this popularity, scammers have started floating fake website links to register for Jio’s DTH (direct-to-home) service. We’ve come across one such fake website recently, courtesy a forwarded message on WhatsApp.
The website link comes with a message saying that Reliance Jio has started taking pre-bookings for its supposed Jio Dish TV service. However, everybody knows that Reliance Jio doesn’t have a product named Jio Dish TV. In fact, Dish TV is a different brand altogether, owned by Zee Group.
And we have confirmed with Reliance Jio that the website mentioned in the forward message is indeed a fake one. Opening the link took us to a website with URL: customertollfreeinfo.in/jiodth and it has a set top box with a Jio-branded dish neatly marked to dupe anybody opening the site.
Interestingly, the website is secure with https standard, but after reaching out to Reliance Jio, we’re able to confirm that the website is fake. One shouldn’t give out any personal details on it.
The website is asking people to provide their name, address, pin code and state. It’s possible that with this information, the hackers will try to get hold of your mobile number and possibly hoax you into sharing payment details as well.
Honestly, it wasn’t hard to figure out that the website mentioned in the forward post was fake. The hackers clearly didn’t think it through with the design of the website, and even though they have managed to give it a secure URL, the look of the website is an easy give away.
It is always better to wait for companies to release information on their original website and not fall for falsified information like this.