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Wednesday, November 25, 2020

FACT check: A message circulating on WhatsApp claims that the Government has ordered payment of 130,000 as Covid funding to all citizens above the age of 18

 FACT check: A message circulating on  WhatsApp claims that the Government has ordered payment of  130,000 as  Covid funding to all citizens above the age of 18


A fake message is circulating on WhatsApp, the most used messaging app in India these days. The government has issued an alert to all users to beware of this fake message. Cyber ​​fraud is on the rise in the Corona era. Hackers take advantage of this and try to trap users in new ways. The government also periodically issues alerts to users to be vigilant.



A fake message is circulating on WhatsApp, the most used messaging app in India these days. The government has issued an alert to all users to beware of this fake message. Cyber ​​fraud is on the rise in the Corona era. Hackers take advantage of this and try to trap users in new ways. The government also periodically issues alerts to users to be vigilant.


The government issued an alert

PIB Fact Check shared this information from the government by posting it on its Twitter handle. According to the post, this message is considered completely fake. The government has not announced any such fund for Kovid. Users have also been warned not to forward this message to anyone by mistake, nor to click on the link. This type of message can hack your phone. May steal your personal details. It can also steal money from a bank account.


Avoid forwarding such messages

In this message, the Central Government has ordered to pay Rs 1.30 lakh from the Covid-19 fund to all Indian citizens above the age of 18. But this message is completely fake. A link has also been added to this message. All you have to do is click on this link to verify who will get the fund of Rs 1.30 lakh and who will not.

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Be aware of these things

Many such messages have been shared on WhatsApp before. An alert has also been issued to the users. You need to be vigilant to avoid falling victim to this message. Don't rely on a message from an unknown number on WhatsApp. Avoid clicking on any link on WhatsApp. Do not forward any such message. Don't share account details on WhatsApp with anyone.

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