Published on : Friday, January 24, 2020
The ticketing portal for the Indian Railway’s is cautioning the users of a probable fraudulent website providing tourism packages. Recently, the IRCTC has filed a complaint and the website has been taken down.
As per a report by Gadgets Now, IRCTC has by now sent mails to the users, warning them of this deceptive website and not to fall for the offered tourism packages. The said fraud website ‘www.irctctour.com’ is designed akin to IRCTC’s making it appear credible for the users. Now, the website has been taken down with a message saying “This Account has been suspended”.
The official website for IRCTC tourism is ‘www.irctctourism.com’. Users can get simply scammed through such fraudulent websites which appears quite alike to the original one. Also, IRCTC regularly sends emails with their tourism packages and scammers can choose the same methods to trick users.
In warning mail of IRCTC to the users, the details of the fraudulent website are mentioned including the mobile and landline number and email address. Also, IRCTC mentions that the tour confirmation voucher used is absolutely same as the original one, used by IRCTC. On the IRCTC tourism website, a warning message of the fraud website has also been flashed. However, there is no information on how many or if any users have been scammed through this fraud.
It’s advisable to be aware of such practices which can be tremendously unsafe since it involves payments. In terms of IRCTC, there’s only one platform to get all tourism bookings done.