India Post warns public against fraudulent URLs/Websites claiming to provide subsidies/prizes through certain surveys, quizzes (Press release 23 April 2022)

India Post over the recent days has been observing various URLs/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. Public receiving such notifications/messages /emails are requested not to believe or respond to such fake and spurious messages or share any personal details.   It is also requested not share any personally identifiable information such as date of birth, Account numbers, mobile numbers, place of Birth & 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 declared these URLs/Websites as fake through social media.

नकली वेबसाइट ‘ जैसे कई वेबसाइट भारतीय डाक पर लकी ड्रा करने का दावा कर रही है। भारतीय डाक/डाक विभाग का ऐसी गतिविधि से कोई लेना-देना नहीं है। ऐसी धोखाधड़ी गतिविधियों से सावधान रहें।— India Post (@IndiaPostOffice) April 21, 2022

Multiple fake websites like ‘‘ claims to be running @indiapost_dop 170th anniversary lucky draw. India Post/Department of Posts has nothing to do with such scamming activity. Beware of such fraudulent activities.— India Post (@IndiaPostOffice) April 21, 2022

▶️ Neither the website nor the organisation is associated with the India Post.

▶️ Beware of such fake organisations and webpages.— India Post (@IndiaPostOffice) April 21, 2022

#FAKE lucky draw in the name of @IndiaPostOffice is viral on social media and is offering a chance to win ₹6,000 after seeking one’s personal details#PIBFactCheck

▶️It’s a scam & is not related with India Post

Join us on #Telegram for quick updates:— PIB Fact Check (@PIBFactCheck) April 22, 2022

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