Jio Free Recharge: Whatsapp fake news of Rs 498; Say No to it

By : |March 26, 2020 0
A news is being circulated on whatsapp that Jio is providing free recharge of Rs 498. This is a fake news. We repeat! This is a fake news.

The country is under complete lockdown of 21 Days. It is obvious that people are working from home, binge-watching TV series and movies and playing online games to pass their time. Thus, they need internet for it. Jio Free Recharge would definitely be a blessing. But what if it is not true?

During this time period, a message has started doing rounds on WhatsApp. The message, as quoted by Amar Ujala, was:

“इस कठिन परिस्थिति में दे रहा है सभी इंडियन यूजर को 498 रुपए का फ्री रिचार्ज, तो अभी नीचे दी गई लिंक पर क्लिक करके अपना फ्री रीचार्ज प्राप्त करें…https://jionewoffer.onli.. कृपया ध्यान दे: यह ऑफर केवल 31 March तक ही सिमित है!”

The message translates to-

“In these difficult times, Jio is offering a free recharge of Rs 498 to all Indian users. To avail this free recharge, click on the link https://jionewoffer.onli.. below. Please note that this offer is valid till 31st March only.”

While such news sounds very appealing, we checked the facts and found that it is fake. This news is completely fake and no comment has been issued by any official authority or jio website. You can check the jio website for more news. This could be a scam and it is advisable to stay away from it and report fake news at

How to stay away from Fake News?

1. Check if the message has come from a trusted source.

2. Do not believe any news if it is not issued by trustworthy authorities and official websites.

3. Such links could lead to scams and phishing. Opening such links will harm your phones. Therefore, it is in our benefits to report such links and not forward them.

4. Never open any link received from an unknown source.

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