Nupur Joshi, an actress best known for her work in "Yeh Rishta Kya Kehlata Hai," disclosed that she recently fell victim to social media fraud. She responded to the email's request for her government-issued identity proof, and she is now concerned about the future.
She claims, "It all started when I planned to use my page to send Instagram a verification request. They provide us with a form, and we attach our identification documents to it. Therefore, the entire activity must be kept private. However, the following morning I received an email purporting to be from the social media team asking for my government identification in order for them to review it and make my blue teak appear on the platform. As for how a third party would know that I had submitted a request, I believed it to be genuine. But some hackers tricked me. I'm scared because I don't know what will happen to me with this fraud in the future.
The actress, who has portrayed the title character in shows including "Rakhi" and "Do Hanson Ka Jodaa," added that many third parties target celebrity profiles for the purpose of making a tone of money.
Nupur posted a screenshot of the email she also received from hackers on social media. She stated, "I've been in the entertainment industry for ten years now, but until my fans and friends explained the significance of a blue badge, I had no interest in one. I quickly realized that I needed one to prevent name-forgery and fake profiles. However, I am now a victim of online fraud.
Nupur disclosed, "Social media authorities are keeping quiet about it, which is shocking. Many people who haven't accomplished much can access the VIP badge, but we actors who have worked hard still struggle to get the credit and are frequently asked for a significant sum of money by unreliable third parties. It's sad that there are still lots of fictitious accounts using my name, deceiving my followers. I'm so angry about the whole thing. I'm hoping the Instagram team will review my complaint and take action."