Electricity Bill scam alert, Beware of WhatsApp message asking you to clear your bill

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Hackers have come up with a new tactic to dupe people and this time it involves your electricity bill.

The message is alarming enough to influence even a tech-savvy person to not give a second thought and make a payment immediately.

No, we are not encouraging you to skip paying your electricity bills, but be careful when you do so. Hackers have come up with a new tactic to dupe people and this time it involves your electricity bill. Usually, the electricity board in different cities sends a message reminding users to pay their electricity bill on time.

However, of late, people have reported getting messages on WhatsApp reminding them

to pay the electricity bill, failing which their electricity connection will be suspended. The message is alarming enough to influence even a tech-savvy person to not give a second thought and make a payment immediately.

As per users on Twitter, the message which reminds users to pay their electricity bill is usually sent over WhatsApp or SMS. The message contains a phone number that belongs to the scammer. When the user frantically dials the number, he is influenced by the scammer to pay for the electricity lest they will lose their electricity connection.Scammers from cities including Gujarat, Maharashtra, Punjab, and Odisha have reported maximum cases of electricity scams.

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