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FACT CHECK: Fake link being used to spread claim of free recharge from central government

The message typically claims that the government is offering a free mobile recharge of Rs. 239 for 28 days. It asks users to click on a blue link to avail the offer.

Nitin Kumar Edited By: Nitin Kumar New Delhi Updated on: August 22, 2023 14:15 IST
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Image Source : INDIA TV Screenshot of Fake claim of free recharge from Central government

The claim of getting free recharge from the Central Government through a fake link is a scam. The Government of India has not announced any such scheme. The message that is being circulated on WhatsApp and other social media platforms is fake. The message typically claims that the government is offering a free mobile recharge of Rs. 239 for 28 days. It asks users to click on a blue link to avail the offer. 

However, if you click on the link, you will be taken to a fake website that will ask you to provide your personal information, such as your name, mobile number, and bank account details. This information can then be used by scammers to commit identity theft or financial fraud.

If you receive a message claiming that the government is offering free mobile recharge, do not click on any links in the message. Instead, verify the information with the official website of the government or the concerned ministry. You can also contact the helpline number of the government to inquire about the scheme.

Here are some tips to help you avoid falling for such scams:

  • Be wary of messages that offer free or too-good-to-be-true deals.
  • Do not click on links in messages from unknown senders.
  • Verify the information with the official website of the government or the concerned ministry.
  • Do not share your personal information with anyone you do not trust.

If you have already clicked on a link in a scam message and provided your personal information, you should take the following steps:

  • Immediately change your passwords for your bank accounts, email accounts, and other online accounts.
  • Report the scam to the police and the cybercrime authorities.
  • By following these tips, you can help protect yourself from falling victim to scams.

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