A Fraudulent Website URL is Shared in the Name of the Tata Group 150th Anniversary Contest
A Publish claiming that the TATA group, as part of its 150and birthday celebrations organizes an event in which participants have a chance to win a car is widely shared on social media platforms. The post further shares a URL that leads to a survey, asking users to click on it. Through this article, let us verify the facts alleged in the message.
To claim: TATA Group as part of its 150and birthday celebrations organizes an event in which participants have a chance to win a car.
Made: This is a fraudulent website; the URL is completely different from the official website URL. The TATA Group through a tweet distanced itself from the link and warned the public to refrain from clicking and sharing it with others. Therefore, the claim made in the message is FALSE.
The TATA group does not organize any kind of event and there is no information regarding such an event on the official TATA website. Moreover, the URL shared in the post indicates that it leads to a questionable phishing website because it is different from the URL of the original website. Moreover, a simple Google search tells us that the Tata group was established in 1868, which means the 150and anniversary of the organization takes place in 2018.
Searching Google with relevant keywords led us to a Tweeter by the TATA Group whereby the organization distanced itself from the viral link and categorically stated that the promotional activity had nothing to do with the organization.
Additionally, the tweet directs to another Tweeter who shares a video compilation of the fraudulent messages that were shared on behalf of Tata Group. The video message warns the public against clicking on these fraudulent links and forwarding them to others. The video message further advises the public to check for similar communications on Tata’s official websites and social media handles when they come across such messages.
Clicking on the link takes us to a questionnaire which, after answering all the questions, asks the user to share the link with as many people as possible in order to benefit from the prize which clearly indicates that the event is questionable.
However, this is not the first time such messages have been shared on social media. Even earlier, similar posts went viral on behalf of TATA Group, D-Mart, Taj Hotels, and more. FACTLY debunked these claims earlier and fact-checking stories related to them can be read here, here and here.
To sum up, the TATA group is not associated with the dubious website URL shared on behalf of the 150and birthday contest.