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Videocon D2H files police complaint against websites using its brand name

Videocon D2H, a direct-to-home service provider, has lodged a complaint with the Mumbai Cyber Cell Police Station, Bandra Kurla Complex, Mumbai requesting the police to block certain ‘fake’ websites which are using the Videocon D2H brand name to ‘cheat’ the public and ‘malign’ its brand name. Websites against which the complaint has been lodged are D2HVideocon.com, D2HAdvertising.com and VideoconD2HDish.com.

Videocon D2H, a direct-to-home service provider, has lodged a complaint with the Mumbai Cyber Cell Police Station, Bandra Kurla Complex, Mumbai requesting the police to block certain ‘fake’ websites which are using the Videocon D2H brand name to ‘cheat’ the public and ‘malign’ its brand name. Websites against which the complaint has been lodged are D2HVideocon.com, D2HAdvertising.com and VideoconD2HDish.com.

According to Videocon D2H, consumers have received SMS on their mobile asking them to log on to these websites. Once the consumer has logged in, the website informs the consumer that he has won a Videocon D2H product with free package subscription of duration ranging from 2 years to lifetime. The website then asks the consumer to deposit an amount towards customer service tax in an account with a bank for which the details are provided and to fax the deposit slip to a specified number.

Anil Khera, CEO, Bharat Business Channel, the company which owns Videocon D2H, has said, “Our official website is VideoconD2H.com and the same is being used in all our customer communications with regard to our DTH services. Some anti social elements have deliberately and with an intention to cause wrongful business loss and with a view to malign our brand image has created fake websites having deceptively similar names.”

“We have, through the Cyber Cell Police Station also requested State Bank of India, Bank of India, Syndicate Bank, Axis Bank and other financial institutions to issue necessary directions so that the operation of the fake accounts can be stopped and money deposited by the public goes back to them. These fake websites are causing damage to us and financial loss to the public at large” Anil Khera has added. According to Khera, most of the fake websites have already been blocked and action is being taken against the concerned.

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