M B Rajesh | Photo: Facebook
Kozhikode: M B Rajesh, Speaker of the Kerala Legislative Assembly has filed a complaint over fraudulence through a fake WhatsApp account created using his name and picture. The Speaker brought this to the attention of the public through a post on his official Facebook page. He informed that a fake WhatsApp account has been created in the number 7240676974 with his name and picture. The speaker has filed a complaint with the DGP regarding this.
The Facebook post reads:
It has come to my notice that a fake WhatsApp account has been created using my name and my picture as DP for the number 7240676974. I have filed a complaint with the DGP regarding this. The message being sent from the number is ‘This is my new number. Please save it.’ Later on, the impersonator sends message seeking help.
Former minister K P Mohanan informed me that he received a message seeking help. The fraudster might have sent such messages to others as well and the account may be used for many kinds of fraud. I hereby declare that I do not own the aforementioned number or WhatsApp account and I request everyone to be cautious against such frauds.