Our attention has been drawn by certain members of the public that they have received communication(s) through e-mails/website/telephonic calls/SMS for appointment as distributors of Hindustan Unilever Limited (“HUL”). We understand that certain unscrupulous person(s) has been demanding cash deposit(s) in certain specified bank(s) before such appointment. These people are also unauthorizedly using the name, trademark and logo of HUL with a view to tarnish the reputation of HUL.
The general public is advised not to fall prey to such fraudulent activities. HUL has not authorized any person to collect any payment/cash deposit from any individual as a pre-formaility for being appointed as a distributor. HUL bears no responsibility for amounts being deposited / withdrawn therefrom in response to such frauds.
In particular, it has come to our notice that one individual, posing himself as an employee/distributor of HUL has been corresponding through a fake website http://hul.org.in/, e-mail address being firstname.lastname@example.org and mobile number 9570779316 which appears on the website itself. Please be warned that he is not acting at HUL’s instructions and the website/e-mail ID mentioned hereinabove and the bank account details communicated by him do not belong to HUL.
We urge the public not to be misled by such communications purportedly made by HUL including through e-mails/Whatsapp messages/online methods. Anyone dealing with such fake calls/website, etc. would be doing so at his / her own risk and HUL shall not be held responsible for any loss or damage suffered by such persons, directly or indirectly.