Mamaearth has become a very important beauty brand in the country these days. Almost every Indian household uses Mamaearth’s products at some point. Perhaps, online scammers know this and are making full use of this opportunity.
Some users are getting calls from unverified phone numbers shortly after making a purchase from Mamaearth’s official website. Callers try to tell the consumer that they are eligible to win either a Dell Laptop 15-inch, Sony LED TV 43-inch, iPhone 11 (128GB), Voltas AC 2 Ton, or LG Refrigerator 420 Ltr . 5,000 Rs.
After the call, scammers send a WhatsApp message with a link to a fake Mamaearth website link. The message reads as:
This is our biggest promotion of the year!!!
Congratulations Sir Ankit Chawla
You have been selected for some special offer
After purchasing any selected product from Mamaearth.com
You will be eligible for an assured gift as mentioned below.
(This award is ensured only for selected customers with a limited period offer. You can avail this one-time bumper opportunity by availing a single promo code from mamaearth.com.
mamaearth.com offers on our sale various lifestyle products at huge discount prices.
If you buy a product worth Rs 5000/- then the company will provide you a certain gift completely free of cost.
If you have any complaints write to us: email@example.com
You can also call our customer care number
available. You will get the best solution within 24 hours,
Your problem will be solved.”
The message also states that the payment should be made through “Paytm Savings/Paytm UPI, Online Transactions (UPI, Google Pay, PhonePe, etc.), and Net Banking/Mobile Banking” on the fake Mamaearth website.
If you look closely at the message it contains many grammatical errors and most importantly the website link is wrong, which clearly shows that it is fake. Mamaearth’s original website is https://mamaearth.in/ No more .com.
If you have also received this message, ignore and block the number (+91 94773 48302) immediately. This is a new trick to steal your money. In this case, scammers are directing users to a fake website and then asking them to make payment to their bank account through Paytm, Google Pay, Phone Pay, or any other means.
Tips to stay safe from such scams
- Never click on unverified links.
Treat free gifting messages or calls as scams.
-In such cases, be sure to check the official app and website as all promotional offers will be listed there only.
-Scammy messages always contain grammatical errors.
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