PhonePe (app) loot! How me and my friend managed to exploit their current “Cashback offer”

How me and my friend managed to exploit their current “Cashback offer”

PhonePe is a UPI app which now offers an exciting 50% cashback up to Rs. 150 for your first transaction through the app. And on top of that, they are also providing a Rs. 50 complimentary gift to the user when they invite someone and they join the app to make their first transaction.

So basically, they are offering a total of Rs. 200 for “free!”

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PhonePe is a UPI app, so we can easily transfer money to different account just like how PayTM works.

So my and my friend sat together. My friend first installed the app and invited me through the invite link which he generated and I installed & joined using the same. Now I just has to transfer Rs. 300 to my friend’s account to earn the Rs. 150 cashback. So I linked my bank account and transferred Rs. 300 to my friend and boom! My account is credited with Rs. 150 and my friend’s account got an additional Rs. 50 as well for making my first transaction. We both just has to draw the money from the PhonePe app to our respective bank accounts. Which is very easy and can be done within the app as well.

Rs. 200 for simply installing and window dressing a transaction!

I’m quite sure that PhonePe is well aware of this vulnerability but they just keep it open to promote their system. Hope they’ll success without much (cough) loss.

But as a gratitude, I’ve decided to ditch PayTM for a while and try to stick with PhonePe for making some of my usual transaction which I normally do with PayTM. So PhonePe, thank you for your Rs. 200 and Good luck!

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Windows 98 = Flashback

I‘ve been sticking to Windows 7 for more than 4 years now, and it’s a really good operating system compared to other prior versions of Windows. The First OS that I’ve used was Windows 98 (as far I can recall or maybe Win95 :s) when I was in 3rd grade. My dad was abroad when I was little so I got a early computer and even a  even a Ymail account for e-mailing with my dad when I was 7!! I still remember that the Internet Charges were higher than our Monthly Power charges! So usage was pretty limited..

So I started tweaking my Machine for killing time, i.e Windows! I had very high-end games like Mario, RoadRash, Tomb Raider, etc 😛 and I had all my neighbors and friends at my home all the time playing those games. I learned all the basics and even tricks from that computer. That was the time when I was falling in love with Computers.. 😉 I’ve used Windows 98 till my first computer got destroyed! I don’t remember what happened but it was history when I reached like 7th grade.

Then I didn’t had a PC for like a year or something, and my second computer came up with Windows XP pre-installed.

 

Windows XP was actually my Childhood! I do almost everything I used to do when I had WinXP. I used WinXP on my main computer till 2010. And continued using on different computers (dads laptop, schools, cafes etc) for another two-three years, maybe.. I almost forgot how Win98 was like.. And suddenly yesterday I just randomly went to the Windows 7 settings and selected “Windows Classic” theme.. bhooyaa! My Life just went back to the 2000’s! Which really gave me the inspiration to write this blog 😉

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I just don’t know how to put them into words, but I just feel happy. 😉

 P.S: RIP #WinXP 😦 https://www.microsoft.com/en-us/windows/enterprise/end-of-support.aspx

I have to say the WinClassic theme not only gave me memories to me, it also gave some memory to the CPU! ie. Windows is “kinda” running smoother now!

 

You can also try out the Windows Classic theme on your Windows 7

In Control Panel → Appearance and Personalization → Personalization → Basic Themes → Windows Classic.

 

I’m pretty sure it’ll take you back to your 2000’s! 🙂

Facebook pages shows (fake) likes of Deceased people

I was roaming around in my Facebook feed and suddenly I noticed something unusual.

My old Facebook friend “Thilaga Vathi” (https://www.facebook.com/thilagabindiya) who was deceased in a Fire accident (click here for the news) occurred in her rented house killing 4 people in the late 2012, re-appeared on my Facebook feed in late 2013 by liking the official facebook page of ‘Jai Ho’ movie! (https://www.facebook.com/JaiHoOnline). I was really surprised to see she “liked” the page which was created in November 17, 2013.

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I wasn’t sure if someone else were using her account, so I asked her best friends (whom I know) and some random friends in her friend’s list. All of them said they don’t think no one else is using her profile and this could either be a bug or a merged page.

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‘Jai Ho’ is a remake of the movie Tollywood movie Stalin. Sohail Khan, the director of the film announced his intention to remake the movie in late 2012 in the name of “Mental”. The title was only renamed to ‘Jai Ho’ in mid-2013. So to Obviously even if Thilaga have liked the page Mental, it can’t be migrated to the page Jai Ho (Facebook only allows to migrate pages of the same name).

So my best guess is that my friend had NOT liked the ‘Jai Ho’ page or any page which were possible be migrated. So how did this happen?

Facebook seems to remove Fake likes from many pages but incidents like this shows there’s still flaws in their system or Facebook itself is promoting pages with fake likes from in-active accounts.

Incidents like this is actually hurtful for victim’s loved ones. 😦

Aalia Bhatt = Beauty Without Brain

I‘m sure, everyone who has watched the show Koffee With Karan : Season 4 with Alia Bhatt, Varun and Siddharth, have changed their perspective about Aalia Bhatt. Aalia became so popular from her very first movie “Student of the Year”.  

Check out this video of Karan Johar testing the really “IQ” of “Students of the Year”

 I felt Siddharth Malhotra was the only real person sitting there. Other two are like the fools who sold their brains on OLX. And also Varun’s fake accent. -_- No wonder he and Alia get along well with each other.

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I don’t know why, but I don’t feel Aalia know how to act “very well” like others in the Bhatt Family, she sometimes feels so unnatural.. And her attitude also plays negative role in my perspective. She thinks she has dimples so people will think she’s so cute and pretty but that is so fake and dumb! She even has a degree in IBDP. Even a 2nd Grader would’ve answered such an easy question.

 

This pictures speaks a lot:

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