Scammers Pose as MS Dhoni on Instagram, Duping People for Money

Scammers impersonate cricketer MS Dhoni on Instagram, asking for money.

  • Scammers impersonate cricketer MS Dhoni on Instagram, asking for money.
  • Department of Telecommunications warns against the scam, advising people to report such messages.
  • Netizens react hilariously to the fraudulent scheme, highlighting the absurdity of the scam.

Scammers are taking advantage of MS Dhoni’s popularity by posing as the cricketer on Instagram and tricking people into sending them money. The Department of Telecommunications has issued a warning on X, previously known as Twitter, urging people to be cautious and report any suspicious messages.

The fraudulent messages claim to be from MS Dhoni himself, requesting Rs 600 to help him return home as he has forgotten his wallet. Along with the message, scammers share a selfie of Dhoni with farms in the background, attempting to lend credibility to their deceitful plea. Netizens have reacted with amusement and disbelief, mocking the amateurish nature of the scam and highlighting the absurdity of the situation.

As the scam gains traction, especially during the ongoing IPL season where Dhoni’s team, Chennai Super Kings, competes, it’s crucial for people to remain vigilant and not fall victim to such fraudulent schemes. Chennai Super Kings, currently ranked fifth in the points table, will face Sunrisers Hyderabad on April 28, amidst the backdrop of this unfortunate impersonation scam.