#Alert: Reliance Jio GigaFiber activation request e-mails are fake
There is massive interest from consumers as Reliance prepares to commercially launch its fiber-to-the-home broadband service, Jio Gigafiber, on August 12. And to cash in on the increasing anticipation, crafty scammers have started targeting users by sending them fake emails regarding 'activation requests' for the upcoming GigaFiber service. Here's everything you need to know about these fake emails and how you can spot them.
Contents of the fraudulent email
Reportedly, users are receiving phishing emails with a subject as "Gigafiber - Activation Request Receive." The contents give a feeling that it is an official mail, complete with company logo as well as links to confirm the subscription. However, we advise you to not open such links as they can urge you to share personal information (like bank details) or be laced with malware.
How to spot these fake emails?
If you have received any such email, you can follow simple steps to check their veracity. Firstly, identify the domain name (the part after '@' symbol). If it is an official mail, the domain should be Jio.com. Moreover, if you closely see the graphics and the fonts or even the kind of language used, you will know that the email is unofficial.
What should you do if you've received such an email?
If you have received a suspicious-looking email, you can reach out to Jio customer care via phone or e-mail to confirm if they have sent an email like that. In case of a no, you can block the sender and mark the email as spam.
Meanwhile, here's everything we know about Jio Gigafiber launch
According to reports, Reliance is all set to commercially launch its broadband services on August 12 at its annual general meeting. The service is expected to include broadband, entertainment, and smart home solutions. So far, the service has been available in several cities as part of a preview offer but official plans will be announced during the launch event itself.Share this timeline