A post that shares the link of a website that claims to be offering free gifts by D-Mart as the organisation is celebrating its 20th anniversary, is being widely shared across social media platforms. Through this article let’s fact-check the claim made in the post.
Claim: D-Mart providing free gifts, as it is celebrating its 20th anniversary.
Fact: This is a fraudulent website. Economic Offences wing of Cyberabad Police termed a similar news as fake. Earlier, D-Mart also issued an advisory through Facebook, asking its customers to not believe in any offers apart from those available on their official website and D-Mart Ready App. Also, D-Mart was founded in the year 2002, which means it will turn 20 in 2022. Hence the claim made in the post is FALSE.
This is a fraudulent website, as the URL of D-Mart is different from the original website, which is www.dmart.in. Google search with relevant keywords led us to a tweet by the Economic Offences wing of Cyberabad Police which termed a similar post as fake. The tweet rated the offer as Ponzi and categorically warns public that clicking on the website link would lead to theft of personal & financial information by cyber criminals.
Further, as per the information available on the official D-Mart website, it was founded in 2002, which means it will turn 20 in 2022. With this, we can infer that the claim made in the post is false. When the same message went viral earlier in February 2021, news articles reported the news as fake and asked the public to ignore such messages.
D-Mart issued an advisory through a Facebook post, asking its customers to not believe in any offers apart from those available on their official website and D-Mart Ready App and refrain from clicking on such links.
To sum it up, website offering free gift cards on 20th anniversary of D-Mart is fake .