Lately a lot of users online have been spotting JioCoin apps on the internet. We had reported last week of these fake apps and how users must be aware of the duplicity of these apps. Now, Reliance Jio too has come out with a disclaimer and has clarified that none of these apps are authentic.
“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,” Reliance Jio said in a statement.
The company further warned, “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.”
Some of these apps and websites have been asking for information of users including name and email address. These websites have been designed to look like an official website, complete with the icon of Reliance Industries Limited (RIL).
Earlier this month, sources aware of the company’s purported plans claimed that a 50-member team of young professionals will be led by Mukesh Ambani’s elder son Akash Ambani to work on the JioCoin project. These professionals, with an average age of 25 years, will work on various products arising out of the complex blockchain technology. But there are no other details about further developments.