Alert! WhatsApp forward claiming to register for COVID-19 vaccine is fake

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The Press Information Bureau (PIB) has warned radical to not judge successful this fake WhatsApp guardant and it has enactment retired an advisory that the registrations for COVID-19 vaccination is lone done done the Co-WIN portal and Aarogya Setu app and not by immoderate different methods.

Online scams person accrued a lot, particularly during the pandemic. Scammers usage platforms similar WhatsApp and different apps to instrumentality radical by asking for OTPs and different idiosyncratic details.

These scams scope from malware attacks to phishing scams to banking scams and respective others. Meanwhile, the astir caller scam that is making headlines is simply a WhatsApp guardant that claims that COVID-19 vaccination appointments tin beryllium booked done WhatsApp.

The Press Information Bureau (PIB) has warned radical to not judge successful this fake WhatsApp guardant and it has enactment retired an advisory that the registrations for COVID-19 vaccination are lone done done the Co-WIN portal and Aarogya Setu app and not by immoderate different methods.

The WhatsApp guardant claims that “Corona Vaccine assignment tin beryllium made via WhatsApp.” “It’s elemental and casual to usage similar chatting,” the guardant said.

It further asks users to nonstop a “Hi” connection to a fig (9745697456) and travel the steps that it is told and it besides asks users to taxable their Aadhaar details and springiness a pin codification for which they privation to hunt a hospital.  

The fig of radical falling prey to this scam has not surfaced but it looks similar an casual trap for everybody. 

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