Recently there was an email to the subscribers of DishTV India stating that there was an Adult cine package now available on DishTV and people could subscribe to it by paying DishTV through PayPal.
I was one of the many people who received it as well and for a second I thought that it was all true, because the email seemed so genuine… but I was wrong. I replied to the email asked the senders whether DishTV would give an official announcement on their website and they replied that it would be done in three days. Three days x 4 have passed and there has been no confirmation of this email on the official website.
This sure would have been a giant leap for the Indian CAS Industry, but as it is said… not so soon! I sent an email to the official customer support which then confirmed to me that there was NO such thing yet available on DishTV neither was an email sent to the subscribers of this nature.
What I can sum up is:
(1) Someone got access to an esselgroup email
(2) They got access to the email list of DishTV subscribers as well
(3) They planned this fraud and executed it.
The factors which led to my suspicion were:
(1) PayPal: PayPal isn’t recognized by Indian companies and DishTV is no exception, if they were to include PayPal as a mode of payment, they would have said so on their website, but no… Also, paying for material of adult nature is prohibited on PayPal, and any company would not want to get into a problem with PayPal by doing signups through them.
(2) Prohibition to pay through official website: The email clearly stated and WARNED that one should NOT pay through the official DishTV website. Which seemed absolutely ridiculous as there would have been no better and safer way than the website itself.
(3) Nothing on the official site: Since there was nothing on the official site about this, it was an automatic red flag to be alerted.
Therefore people, don’t fall for this scam, it was well planned and executed, and undoubtedly some would have fallen for it, but I can confirm that the DishTV adult cine package is a fraud done by some people. So do not pay anyone for this. Regards.