Vivid News 24: 5G services started in the country in early October. Airtel and Reliance Jio have launched 5G networks in selected cities. Some unscrupulous individuals have started scamming with 5G within days of its launch. Scams to activate 5G targeting big cities
How is the fraud?
Fraudsters became more active after the launch of 5G. The link is being sent promising to upgrade 4G phones to 5G phones for free. Once this link is clicked, the malware is installed on the phone. Using the personal information of the customer is in progress. Links are also being sent promising free 5G SIMs in some cases. Be careful if you get such links too.
Be sure to know these things
Be alert if you get a message on the phone to upgrade from 4G to 5G. This message will contain a link, never click on this link.
In some cases, fraudsters are calling with the fake identity of a telecom company official. It is up to you to ask for an OTP over the phone. On giving this OTP, the person on the other end of the phone will claim a free 5G upgrade. But it is necessary to know that no such calls are made by the telecom company. Never tell anyone the OTP received on your number.
Delete the message asking to upgrade the 4G SIM to 5G on the phone. Such claims are completely false. Jio and Airtel have already said that customers can use 5G internet on a 4G sim.
In some cases, fraudsters are asking for bank account information to upgrade 4G phones to 5G phones. Be careful when you get this type of phone call.
Airtel 5G has started in which cities?
Airtel has already launched in multiple cities including Kolkata. The company’s 5G services have started in Delhi, Mumbai, Varanasi, Bengaluru, Gurugram, Hyderabad, Chennai, and Kolkata. The company has informed us that there is no need to buy a new SIM for using 5G. 5G can be used on old SIM only. But want a 5G phone.
In which city has Jio 5G started?
On the other hand, Jio 5G started in Kolkata, Delhi, Mumbai, and Varanasi. Jio is offering free 5G to selected customers.