Sachin Tendulkar Lodges Police Complaint Over Fake Advertisements
Mumbai, May 13, 2023: Former Indian cricketer Sachin Tendulkar has lodged a police complaint over the use of his name, photo, and voice in fake advertisements on the internet. The complaint was filed with the Mumbai Crime Branch’s cyber cell on Thursday.
According to the complaint, Tendulkar’s name and image are being used to promote various products and services without his consent. The advertisements are being circulated on social media and other online platforms.
Tendulkar’s team has also issued a statement warning people against falling for these fake advertisements. The statement said that Tendulkar is not associated with any of the products or services being promoted in these advertisements.
The Mumbai Police Cyber Cell has registered an FIR against unidentified persons in the case. The police are investigating the matter and have assured Tendulkar that they will take necessary action against the culprits.
This is not the first time that Tendulkar’s name has been used in fake advertisements. In 2020, he had lodged a complaint with the police against a casino in Goa for using his photo without his permission.
Tendulkar is a global icon and his name is often used by unscrupulous elements to promote their products and services. It is important for people to be aware of these fake advertisements and to not fall for them.
Here are some tips to help you identify fake advertisements:
- If an advertisement seems too good to be true, it probably is.
- Be wary of advertisements that ask for personal information, such as your credit card number or bank account details.
- Never click on links in unsolicited emails or messages.
- If you are unsure about an advertisement, you can always contact the company or organization that is supposedly offering the product or service.
By following these tips, you can help to protect yourself from falling victim to fake advertisements.