With the success of relaunched brand Videocon, Internet is flooding with multiple “Fake WebSites” which have almost similar domain names. Videocom D2H, a direct-to-home service providers has launched a complain in Mumbai Cyber Cell against similar websites who are cheating people using Videocon brand name and collecting alleged money.Videocon also requested to block those websites from all the Internet Providers.
Videcom D2H has only official website known as www.VideoconD2H.com and all other websites like D2HVideocon.com, D2HAdvertising.com and VideoconD2HDish.com are completely fake, says Anil Khera, CEO, Bharat Business Channel, the company which owns Videocon D2H.
According to Videocon D2H, consumers have received SMS on their mobile asking them to log on to these websites. Once the consumer has logged in, the website informs the consumer that he has won a Videocon D2H product with free package subscription of duration ranging from 2 years to lifetime. The website then asks the consumer to deposit an amount towards customer service tax in an account with a bank for which the details are provided and to fax the deposit slip to a specified number.
Anil Khera, CEO, Bharat Business Channel, has said, “Our official website is VideoconD2H.com and the same is being used in all our customer communications with regard to our DTH services. Some anti social elements have deliberately and with an intention to cause wrongful business loss and with a view to malign our brand image has created fake websites having deceptively similar names.”
“We have, through the Cyber Cell Police Station also requested State Bank of India, Bank of India, Syndicate Bank, Axis Bank and other financial institutions to issue necessary directions so that the operation of the fake accounts can be stopped and money deposited by the public goes back to them. These fake websites are causing damage to us and financial loss to the public at large” Anil Khera has added. According to Khera, most of the fake websites have already been blocked and action is being taken against the concerned.