Mamaearth has become one of the most popular beauty brands in the country lately. Someone in almost every Indian household uses products from Mamaearth. Probably, online scammers know this and are making full use of the opportunity. Also Read - Gmail tips and tricks: How to spot and report email scams
Some users are getting calls from unverified phone numbers soon after making a purchase from Mamaearth’s official website. The caller tries to pursue consumers that they are eligible to win either a Dell laptop 15-inch, Sony LED TV 43-inch, iPhone 11 (128GB), Voltas AC 2 ton, or an LG refrigerator 420 Ltr on purchase of Mamaearth products worth Rs 5,000.
After the call, scammers send a WhatsApp message with a link to a fake Mamaearth website link. The message reads as follows:
Its Our Biggest Promotion Of This Year!!!
Congratulations Sir Ankit Chawla
You have been selected for some special offer from
After purchasing any selected product from mamaearth.com
You will be eligible to get one assured gift below mentioned.
(This prize are assured only for selected customer with limited period offer. You can grab this one time bumper opportunity by availing a single promo code from mamaearth.com
mamaearth.com offers various lifestyle production on our sales in huge discount price.
If you purchase any product Rs.5000/- Company will provide you one assured gift totally free of cost.
If you have any complaint write us: firstname.lastname@example.org
You can also call on our customer care number
available. You will get a best solutions within 24 hours,
your problem will be resolved.”
The message also notes that the payment should be made on the fake Mamaearth website via “Paytm Savings/Paytm UPI, Online Transactions (UPI, Google Pay, PhonePe, etc), and Net Banking/Mobile Banking”.
Commenting on the matter, Mamaearth spokesperson said, “It has come to our knowledge that some individuals/entities are running a fraudulent offer about free gifts in the name of the Mamaearth. We would like to clarify that neither the company nor the brand has any association with this. We have taken necessary legal actions against these individuals and entities.”
“We have informed our consumers and the general audience through text messages and a social media post cautioning them about the situation as well. We are conveying to all our consumers that we as a brand will not call them regarding any promotion and ask for money for lottery/gift schemes. Hence we have requested them to not respond to any such schemes,” the company further noted.
How to identify such scams?
If you closely look at the message it includes several grammatical errors and most importantly the website link is wrong, which clearly shows it is fake. The original website of Mamaearth is https://mamaearth.in/ and not .com.
If you have also received this message, ignore and block the number (+91 94773 48302) immediately. This is a new trick to steal your money.
Tips to stay safe from such scams
-Never click on unverified links.
-Always consider messages or calls offering free gifts as scams.
-In such cases, ensure to check the official app and website as all promotional offers will be listed there itself.
-Scam messages always contain grammatical errors.