GUWAHATI: On Tuesday(12 July), Dipankar received an SMS and Whatsapp message demanding that he pay hia previous month’s electricity bill. The message said the power supply to his house will be disconnected if the dues are not paid. It also asked him to contact an ‘officer’ on a private number mentioned in the SMS.
Dipankar, who didn’t remember whether he paid the bill, called the number and as soon as the person who answered started speaking, Dipankar was quick to understand that it was a scam. Later he shared the screenshot of the SMS and the Whatsapp message on his social media.