A Twitter user has flagged a new style of scamming people – texting employees by pretending to be the CEO of their company. Shikhar Saxena, employee of online shopping platform Meesho, shared a screenshot of a WhatsApp message he received from a scammer.
Meesho employee Shikhar Saxena did not fall for the blatant scam but shared a screenshot of the exchange to warn others. “Latest scam in the startup world – message from the CEO,” he wrote while sharing the screenshot on the microblogging platform.
Reactions to the post were varied, but most people were amused by how easy it was to see through the scam.
“It’s not just the startup world. Even employees at established companies have received these messages from scamsters,” wrote one person in the comments section.