Watch: Actress Lakshmi Vasudevan gets emotional as she spoke about falling prey to online phishing message, her obscene pictures under circulation and more
She took to her Instagram handle to share a video wherein she burst into tears revealing how her mobile phone got ‘hacked’ after clicking on a phishing link and later she started receiving threat calls and messages besides her morphed images being sent to hre contacts. Lakshmi mentioned that she filed a complaint with the cyber cell, Hyderabad, regarding the same, and urged everyone to be vigilant.
In the video, she said, “A few days ago I received a link on my WhatsApp number saying that I got a reward of Rs. 5 lakh. As soon as I clicked on it, the app was downloaded. After about 3-4 days, I received an SMS saying that I have taken a loan of Rs. 5000. I didn’t notice it. Because of that, many messages and phone calls came.Also got a voice message talking obscenely about me. He also threatened to make my photos viral if I don’t pay Rs. 5000. So I filed a complaint with Hyderabad Cybercrime.
Meanwhile, I came to know that the obscene photos of me were sent to all my relatives, friends and parents from another number. After that I came to know that my mobile was hacked.”
She added, “I am in such a situation because I clicked on such a wrong link. If you get a gift from a new number on your number, please do not click on that link. Your mobile will also be hacked like this.”
On the career front, Lakshmi Vasudevan is famous for performance in many serials including, Saravanan Meenakshi, Annakodiyum Aindhu Pengalum, Pasamalar, Anthapuram and Bommalattam. Besides Tamil films such as 555, Thillalangadi, Thirttukalyanam, Arinindam Ariyamalum, Lakshmi has appeared in Telugu and Kannada films