- Telecom giant Reliance has warned users about the fake JioMart websites that look exactly like the JioMart website to fool consumers in a Twitter post.
- Reliance also shares a list of up to 10 fake JioMart websites duping people.
- The firm also states that it will not hesitate to pursue criminal or civil proceedings against any person creating fake websites to prevent the misuse of their brand name.
JioMart is an online grocery shopping platform launched by Reliance with an aim to home deliver groceries across various categories. With more and more usage of the internet, cyber threat incidents are on the rise and the same is happening with the JioMart website.
Telecom giant Reliance has warned users about fake JioMart websites doing the rounds that are fraudulently seeking franchisees in its name. The company released a notice informing users about fake websites, saying it is not operating any dealership or franchisee model at present.
“We have been informed about certain unscrupulous individuals who are creating fake websites, pretending to be us or associated with us, and duping innocent individuals under the pretense of granting franchisee of JIOMART services,” the note read.
The notice further added, “We would like to inform the public at large that we are not operating any dealership or franchisee model currently nor have we appointed any franchisee or any agent for appointing any dealer or franchisee in any manner whatsoever. Further, we do not charge any amount under the pretense of appointing a person as a franchisee”.
The company also shared the list of fake websites that are masquerading as JioMart. The list is as follows:
“The public, manufacturers, traders, and dealers are hereby cautioned against such unscrupulous individuals and their online fraud activities; and are hereby warned that we will not be responsible any business dealing with such dishonest individuals,” the note read.
It also warned of initiating legal proceedings against those misusing its brand to protect its “goodwill and reputation“. Although Reliance has listed the names of most of the fake accounts, it says that a lot of fake websites are yet to be unidentified.
Reliance in May started the JioMart shopping app that connects local Kirana stores with consumers via WhatsApp. Within two months of launching its website, the company expanded it to 200 cities and is reportedly seeing over 2,50,000 orders a day. The app has already garnered over 10,000 downloads on Google Play Store.
The original JioMart website can be accessed here.