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No JioCoin app offered by Reliance Jio, company cautions users

Reliance Jio responds to the fake JioCoin apps flooding the Google Play Store.

tech Updated: Jan 31, 2018 21:59 IST
Kul Bhushan
Kul Bhushan
Hindustan Times, New Delhi
JioCoin,Reliance Jio,Google play store
More than a dozen fake JioCoin applications are available on Google Play store. (Reuters file photo )

Reliance Jio on Wednesday cautioned users against downloading any application that claims to offer JioCoin, a new cryptocurrency reportedly in the works.

“Reliance Jio has come across reports in media and other websites about the existence of purported JioCoin Apps on the Internet that are soliciting investments in crypto currencies from people,” said the company in a statement.

“Reliance Jio would like to inform the public and media that there are no such apps offered by the company or its affiliates/ associates. Any such apps using the JioCoin name are fake and people are advised to refrain from dealing with any of them.”

“Reliance Jio takes a serious note of such fraudulent attempts by unscrupulous persons to misguide the public in the name of Jio and reserves the right to take appropriate legal recourse,” it added.

Jio’s statement comes as response to a growing number of fake mobile applications and websites tricking customers into downloading them.

A quick search of “JioCoin” on Google Play Store shows more than a dozen fake applications. Also, there are a number of websites cashing in on the buzz around the JioCoin.

It’s recommended that users should not download such malicious applications as they could inject malware or adware into your phone, ultimately putting your privacy at risk.

First Published: Jan 31, 2018 21:59 IST