Videocon D2H Falls Victim to Fake Websites

Videocon d2h, the Direct-to-Home service provider has lodged a complaint with the Mumbai Cyber Cell Police Station, Bandra Kurla Complex, Mumbai requesting them to block certain fake websites which are using the Videocon d2h brand name to cheat the public and malign their brand name.

Mr. Anil Khera, CEO, Bharat Business Channel Ltd. (BBCL) said “Our official website is “” 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.”

The fake websites which have been created are:

Consumers have reported that they have received SMS on their mobile asking them to log on to these websites wherein they are illegally & wrongfully prompted to provide their Mobile No. Once the number is given, the next page opens with an icon of ‘Next’ prompting the customer to press the said icon. Thereafter, on the third page, a fake authorization letter opens and informs the customers that they have won a free Videocon d2h product with free package subscription of duration ranging from 2 years to lifetime. The fake authorization letter further asks the customer 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.

Published Date: Jul 07, 2010 04:33 pm | Updated Date: Jul 07, 2010 04:33 pm