Ratan Tata, Veteran industrialist and former Chairman of Tata Group, on Wenesday issued a "fake" alert for misusing his name on social media to "exaggerate investment" with risk-free and 100 per cent guarantee.
In an Instagram post, Ratan Tata called out a post from a user named Sona Agrawal for sharing a fake interview video of him recommending investments. The video claimed exaggeratedly that the investments were risk-free and guaranteed 100 percent returns.
In the fake video, Ratan Tata addresses Sona Agrawal as his manager.
"A recommendation from Ratan Tata for everyone in India. This is your chance to exaggerate your investment right today risk free with 100 per cent guarantee. Go to the channel right now," reads the caption of the video post shared by Sona Agarwal.
Additionally, the video also showed messages of people receiving money in their bank accounts.
Taking on the post to his Instagram sttory, Tata wrote 'FAKE' on the video and also on the screenshot of the caption of the video.
Ratan Tata Denies Involvement in Cricket Recommendations Amid False WhatsApp Claims
Earlier on October 30, Ratan Tata posted on the social media platform X (formerly Twitter) addressing the issue of WhatsApp forwards and videos being circulated under his name and urged caution against believing them unless they come from his official platforms. The post was related to clarify that he never provided any suggestions to the International Cricket Council (ICC) concerning 'fines or rewards' for cricketers.
In his X post, he wrote, "I have made no suggestions to the ICC or any cricket faculty about any cricket member regarding a fine or reward to any players. I have no connection to cricket whatsoever."
"Please do not believe WhatsApp forwards and videos of such nature unless they come from my official platforms," he added.
He posted it its official account in respose to widespread dissemination of WhatsApp forwards and videos, which falsely alleged that he has pledged a particular amount of money to Afghanistan cricketer Rashid Khan.
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