Fraudsters are utilizing faux hyperlinks to dupe individuals within the identify of on-line coronavirus donations to the
Prime Minister”s Citizen Assistance and Relief in Emergency Situations Fund, often known as PM CARES Fund, Maharashtra Cyber police officers mentioned on Saturday.
They mentioned a number of such faux PM CARES hyperlinks have been traced and disabled. Officials requested individuals to make use of the genuine hyperlink which is [email protected] to donate funds to combat the virus outbreak.
Officials mentioned Maharashtra Cyber police has registered 78 instances through the lockdown for on-line misinformation on the coronavirus outbreak.
These embrace eight in Mumbai, six every in Pune Rural and Satara district, 5 every in Beed and Nashik Rural, 4 every in Nagpur, Nashik metropolis, Thane and Kolhapur, an official mentioned.
In one case in Malegaon in Nashik, an offence was registered and three individuals arrested for making a TikTok video with a communal angle to the outbreak.
In Mumbai, two individuals have been booked for a communal submit on Facebook, whereas in Dongri within the south of the metropolis, some individuals gathered in violation of lockdown orders after a faux information was circulated by WhatsApp, he mentioned.
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