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Reliance Jio is giving free recharge worth ₹498 to all Indian users.

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Multiple Fake news claims:  Fake news viral on social media claims that JIO is offering free recharge of Rs 498, the message claims, “Amid the Coronavirus outbreak, a WhatsApp forward is making rounds, according to which telecom major Reliance Jio is giving free recharge worth ₹498 to all Indian users.”.

Here is a message in Hindi, English which is circulating on Social Media as.

*Jio* इस कठिन परिस्थिति में दे रहा है सभी इंडियन यूजर को *₹498* रूपए का फ्री रिचार्ज. तो अभी नीचे दी गई लिंक पर क्लिक करके अपना फ़्री रीचार्ज प्राप्त करें


*कृपया ध्यान दे*: यह ऑफर केवल 31 MARCH तक ही सिमित है!
ये jio वाला क्या रायता फैला रहा है

Facts Check Verdict: False

News Verification: The claim made by many on social media is not true, there is no such offer by Reliance JIO, the message claiming Reliance JIO is giving free recharge worth ₹498 to all Indian users is fake.

The link given in the viral message is clickbait link, it is not linked to original reliance JIO group links.

The link, https://jiofree.online and most of the similar links currently not working are also fake, The twitter link was shared on social media by several users.

If you click on the link it would take you to other links, where it would ask your personal details like name and jio mobile numbers.

Clickbait, a form of false advertisement, uses hyperlink text or a thumbnail link that is designed to attract attention and to entice users to follow that link and read, view, or listen to the linked piece of online content, with a defining characteristic of being deceptive, typically sensationalized or misleading.

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