In a scam alert, India Post has cautioned the people against fake messages announcing survey-based sops
NEW DELHI, Apr 23 (The CONNECT) - India Post ha cautioned the people against fake messages announcing subsidies, bonus or prizes based on surveys etc.
Over the recent days, the department has been observing various URLs and Websites getting circulated in social media such as WhatsApp, Telegram, Instagram and through emails / SMS containing tiny URLs/ Short URLs, claiming to be providing Government Subsidies through certain surveys, quizzes.
“We wish to inform the citizens of the Country that India Post is not involved in any such activities like announcing Subsidies, Bonus or Prizes based on Surveys etc,” India Post said.
Public receiving such notifications/messages /emails are requested not to believe or respond to such fake and spurious messages or share any personal details.
India Post also requested the people not share any personally identifiable information such as date of birth, bank account numbers, mobile numbers, place of birth and OTP etc.
India Post though is taking necessary action to prevent these URLs / links / Websites to be taken down through various prevention mechanisms. Public at large is once again requested not to believe or respond to any fake / spurious messages / communications / links.
India Post and Fact Check Unit of Press Information Bureau (PIB) have through social media declared these URLs/Websites as fake.