Hyerabad: After CAA, social media is divided into groups protesting CAA and supporting CAA. Among these, a message is going around Twitter claiming Want free Prime Video and Netflix Subscription call on 8866288662 for free username password.
— Avnish Pathak (@AvnishPathak18) January 4, 2020
There have been similar messages too that are going around, though deleted later the tweet claimed that on calling the number one could avail of a 6-month free Netflix subscription.
Netflix India took to twitter and dismissed the offer as fake and gave a witty response.
When searched using the Keywords ‘call 8866288662‘led to different tweets with various topics, some included pretty bizarre claims.
If you'll call 8866288662, you're bank balance will reduced to nil. It's cyber fraud, don't fall for it.
— Shinchan's Bro. (@shinchanbro) January 4, 2020
This number is the same number which Home Minister Amit Shah shared on January 3, 2020, urging the public to call in support of CAA.
मैं सभी देशवासियों से अपील करता हूँ कि प्रधानमंत्री श्री नरेंद्र मोदी जी द्वारा पाकिस्तान, बांग्लादेश और अफगानिस्तान से आए अल्पसंख्यकों को न्याय व अधिकार देने वाले CAA पर अपना समर्थन देने के लिए 8866288662 पर missed call दें।#IndiaSupportsCAA pic.twitter.com/BYPuoU2oIN
— Amit Shah (@AmitShah) January 3, 2020
While many genuine accounts shared the same image and urged users to call the number, few other accounts started sharing the number with false promises to trick the users in calling the number.
Few accounts even resorted to publishing shabby content with fake profile pictures of women.
It is yet to be known, If this is an attempt by CAA favorers to spread the number with an attempt to get more calls in support of CAA or an effort to tarnish the attempt of supporters of CAA.
Twitter is taking stringent action against handles which are sharing such claims; those twitter handles are being deactivated on sharing this number with the wrong claim.
Finally, the phone number 8866288662 is being used maliciously with FALSE claims in social media.