Noida: Samina, a resident of Noida, received a WhatsApp message on her mobile on November 29. The sender was Kaun Banega Crorepati (KBC). The message said that “Your number has been chosen by Amitabh Bachchan for a special Rs-25 lakh prize in the KBC Mahacrorepati episode. Your code is 1158. Within a week of activating the code, you will receive the amount”.
A video was also WhatsApped to her, featuring a woman on the KBC sets, with her number on the screen.
She activated the code and was told to deposit Rs 37,200 in advance as tax. She somehow arranged the money and deposited it in the designated bank account. When she did not receive the money, she approached the police which have registered a case of fraud.
Sameena says that she was instructed not to share the ‘good news’ with anyone.