Tata Motors notifies that such communications are made with the intent to defraud as the automaker hasn’t authorized any person to ask for payment /cash deposit. The public interest message is intended to caution individuals to not fall prey to fraudulent promotional offers purported/claimed to be sent on behalf of Tata Motors.
The Indian automaker has already lodged a police complaint in regard to such misleading communication intended to solicit payment or otherwise in the cloak of a fake promotional scheme. Fraudsters have made themselves visible through emails/sms/newspaper/television advertisements. Fake prizes include a Tata Motors’ vehicle against caution money deposits.
The con sees fraudsters ask prospective buyers / customers to make payments towards availing a prize or a lucky draw. In one rather outrageous advertisement, viewers had to identify certain filmstars and upon responding, were encouraged to deposit amounts towards vehicle registration, after which they were directed to an unsuspecting Tata Motors facility to collect the vehicle. Tata Motors is urging the public to file a police complaint if such a deal has been proposed to them.