Chinese tech main Xiaomi Tuesday warned towards fraudulent people and companies who’re approaching folks claiming to be authorised representatives of the corporate and soliciting them to arrange retail shops for a price. These entities pose as authorised Xiaomi representatives and solicit functions to arrange Mi Stores, Mi Dealerships or different Xiaomi franchisee shops on cost of an utility price or a processing price, Xiaomi stated.
“After collecting this fee, these individuals become unreachable. They may even collect the payment of stamp duty for the franchise agreement and then send a fraudulent stamped agreement in the name of Xiaomi Technology India with the forged signature and stamp of our managing director,” it added.
Xiaomi clarified that it doesn’t contact anybody via calls, e-mails or social media for franchise alternatives, and solely accepts functions for potential franchise companions for Mi Stores via its official web site. It added that the corporate doesn’t demand or obtain any utility price or processing price for the franchise alternative.
“If any member of the public is contacted through any unknown number/s or receives any e-mail/messages regarding a Mi store/dealership/franchise opportunity, they are advised to treat such communication with caution,” Xiaomi stated. It stated folks can attain out to the corporate instantly or report the matter to the police.