Fake Claims Promising Free ₹5,000 Lockdown Funds Viral On WhatsApp
We have been receiving fake messages during lock-down circulated across people through What’s app Group from our Friends promising free Rs.5000.
We have been receiving fake messages during lock-down circulated across people through What’s app Group from our Friends promising free Rs.5000/- from the Ruling Government or Federal Government (FG). The message goes in this way.
The message comes with a link which, according to claim, activates the benefits. Check the archived link here.
Below is how to claim and get your's credit instantly If we click on the link it redirects to a questionable website as below:-
Below template on the website never change regardless less of no of times or when one visits the website, the page will show that there are precisely 1,936 lockdown packages left to be given. This figure never changes. On navigating through the website, it offers packages of Rs.2,000, Rs.5,000 and Rs.10,000 (according to this website, this is unavailable). However, on selecting any of these options, it always redirects one of a series of options, asking what it would do with the previously chosen ₹5,000. This message has been circulated during the lockdown or a Covid-19 / Coronavirus epidemic.
After finishing the survey Fake Facebook comments section displays number of people received the payment and their feedback or comment posted on the pictures.
Even though the link claims to be from the government URL It is not associated with the government as there are not details of Address and Contact Details.
Avoid this kind of message or any links which do not have the address or contact details of the Government Office. This kind of operations can be conducted by Criminals / Culprits to collect data from the public for their criminal activities or benefits.