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Customers Beware: This advertisement for the “BSNL 4G Express SIM launched with One Year Free 4G Data, Voice Calls and SMS” is SPAM.

BSNL is offering unlimited 4G data, phone calls, and SMS, but customers must apply online and create a bar code.

‘BSNL 4G Express SIM Launched’ is the subject of a post that is being shared on social media platforms and WhatsApp and offers Customers are cautioned not to click on the link offered for registration since it offers one year of free 4G broadband, phone calls, and SMS.

Additionally, the message states that individuals who sign up for a BSNL 4G Express SIM would receive unlimited 4G internet with rates of up to 10 Mbps that are good through December 31, 2016. If you get one, make sure not to open the registration link or forward it to anybody on your contact list.
According to the message, BSNL is now providing clients with unlimited 4G data, phone calls, and SMS; to sign up, you must apply online and create a bar code. You cannot access the BSNL website by clicking the link in the message. In reality, if you carefully examine the URL in the message, the letter “i” in “BSNL” replaces the letter “L” in the word.

When you click the link, a browser displaying “http://bsni.co/sim/” or “http://bsni.co/express/” will open. You will notice an advertisement for the 4G Express SIM card on the page, and you will be prompted to provide information such as your name, address, phone number, and the state in which you reside.

The following page will then advise you that you must produce a bar code and authenticate your address in order to continue, but you must first invite 10 more WhatsApp contacts or groups.

The next page requests that you install an app in order to validate the cell phone number you supplied once you have sent the message to 10 groups. The notice further instructs you to wait three days before uninstalling the app and to provide the website at least 12 hours to confirm the app installation. You must download the app from the Google Play Store after clicking the link, which will take you there. Nothing occurs after that, and you eventually realize you were tricked. Even though you didn’t pay for anything, you were able to provide the spammer all of your contact information, including name, phone number, and address.

This information will be gathered by the spammer, who will then sell the database for a significant fee to sales firms and other businesses. In addition to this, the spammer skilfully created a website that would display advertisements, click on a few links automatically in the background, and force you to download a few apps.

Please do not click on the link that is being sent on WhatsApp, and instead, forward this important information to all of your friends.

What do you think?

Written by Shallu Srivastav

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