India Post cautions public about fake messages
Srinagar, Apr 23: 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 Subsides through certain surveys, quizzes, a spokesman of the department said.
The Department of Posts has clarified 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 to share any personally identifiable information such as date of birth, Account numbers, mobile numbers, place of Birth & OTP etc, he said.
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.