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Frauds and fake news deceiving the citizens during the Corona outbreak

In this critical situation of COVID-19, a special fund programme — PM CARES FUND — has been set up in our country to help and relief the people affected by disease. But, according to Maharashtra Cyber Police Officials, frauds are using fake links to deceive people in the name of online donation towards PM CARES FUND.

Many fake links have been traced by these officials which are made with an intention to cheat people and extort money from them. Along with a sense to responsibility towards the nation people must be alert during such transactions. Officials have told people to use proper and authentic link for such purpose — pmcares@sbi. Also they have disabled the fraud links for safety of citizens.

Other Registerd Cases

78 cases have been registered till now in Maharashtra during this Lockdown period associated with online misinformation regarding the corona outbreak which includes;
8 in Mumbai,
6 each in Pune and Satara,
5 each in Beed and Nashik,
4 each in Nagpur, Nashik, Thane and Kolhapur.
In Malegaon (Nashik), a case has been registered against three people for making a TikTok video with communal angle regarding the outbreak. For a post on facebook, two persons in Mumbai were arrested. A fake news was forwarded on WhatsApp according to which some people violated the Lockdown orders in Dongri.

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  1. It is responsibility of every citizen to be alert against such frauds. Our carelessness encourages these frauds to deceive people. A good blog.

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