Kundali Bhagya fame actress Anjum Fakih has recently opened up about receiving a scam call where a person tried to dupe money from her. In a recent interview, she revealed that she got a call from someone pretending to be an online shopping website representative who told Anjum she is the winner of some contest and thus they were offering her refrigerators, TVs, and an iPhone 12. Anjum got suspicious while making a payment through the Google Pay app and she almost saved herself from falling into this mishap.
Sharing the details of this scam call, the actress told News 18, “Suddenly I get a call from an unknown number. I can’t recall her name, but she said that she was an online shopping website representative, and I am one of the lucky winners of some offers that happened a month ago, and I have to choose a gift from the list. When I heard they were offering refrigerators, TVs, and an iPhone 12, I couldn’t believe her. But this girl was so convincing that I was the winner and I got to choose my gift, for a moment I thought ‘wow,’. I paused the series I was watching and my whole attention was diverted to her. I opened the app to check if I had received any notifications for the same, but I did not find any such notifications or mail that this girl was claiming.”
“Fortunately I did not lose a penny, but I was about to. She told me to have my gift delivered within 48 hours and that I had to buy something from their application for 5K. I told her I just bought products worth 4.5k recently but she was adamant if I don’t shop for 5k then at least buy a gift card for myself. The girl took me through the process step by step as to how I can purchase the gift card. The knowledge this girl had about the app made me trust her even more, so finally, I was on the gift card purchase page, I was about to click on the proceed to pay icon she stopped me and said, ‘first preview it.’ When I did, I saw all the details and then I opened my Google Pay app, and she gave all the necessary details about an account number, its IFSC code, and everything. She said if I made the payment on Google Pay, it would reflect on the payment app as well as on their app. At that time, I got suspicious of her," she added.
Anjum further revealed that when the person called her she took her boyfriend on a conference call and the person continued to convince them it was a real call. Fakih mentioned that the person “ghosted them literally after the confrontation.”
Anjum Fakih is a popular name in the Television industry. She is widely known for her performance in shows like Kundali Bhagya, Ek Tha Raja Ek Thi Rani, and Naagin 5. She is currently seen playing Maitri in Ekta Kapoor’s show ‘Bade Acche Lagte Hain 2.’