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JammuJPDCL cautions consumers against fraudulent billing & disconnection messages

JPDCL cautions consumers against fraudulent billing & disconnection messages



Tawi, March 08: The Jammu Power Distribution Corporation Limited on Wednesday warned against fraudulent messages asking consumers to clear “pending bills”. In the fake messages, sent on Messages/WhatsApp in the name of the power department, the sender tells consumers that their connection will be disconnected “because you have not been cleared”. A few consumers are also getting calls from different phone numbers informing consumers that their power shall be disconnected.

The consumers are advised to contact the ‘electricity officer' over the matter. However, calling out the fraudulent nature of the messages, the JKPDD asked consumers to be aware of the texts that scammers are floating to the masses.

“Unless a communication contains your Consumer Name and ID, please do not respond” the MD JPDCL said in a statement. In the absence of awareness, cyber criminals hack into their bank accounts by collecting information after getting OTP from the consumer who uses this link. Many gullible consumers, who by opening the link share their personal banking details after receiving an OTP.

Therefore, the people are advised not to provide their account details to such fraudsters. The JPDCL has also lodged a complaint in the cyber cell so that such miscreants could be brought to book.


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