Beware of a fake message to register for financial assistance of Rs 30,000, a government-issued alert

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At present, a fake message is going viral on social media asking every citizen to click on a link based on a scheme of the Government of India for Rs 30,628 to help in the financial crisis.

The message reads "Keeping in view the financial crisis experienced by the Indian people, the Ministry of Finance has decided to give an amount of (INR 30,628) to every citizen to mitigate the gravity of the crisis." Here is a link to register for this message. This message is a fake and readers are advised not to fall for it or beware of spreading it among friends and family.

The government runs many schemes for the welfare of the people. In times of crisis, residents look to the state for help. Scammers often take advantage of this and try to dupe people through fake news about government schemes that offer cash and other assistance like loans, laptops, etc.

Government fact check on fake financial aid scheme

"A message with a link 'https://bit.ly/3P7CiPY' is doing the rounds on social media claiming financial assistance of ₹30,628 to every citizen in the name of the Ministry of Finance," the Indian government official said. It has been posted on the fact check handle of the Press Information Bureau.

Dismissing the claim of support for helping Indian people in 'financial crisis', it said, "#PIBFactCheck. This message is FAKE. No such assistance has been announced by @FinMinIndia [Union Finance Ministry]."

Whereas, the government recently also fact-checked another alleged viral scheme which claimed that Rs 2.20 lakh in cash along with a loan of Rs 25 lakh is being given to all women under the 'PM Nari Shakti Yojana'. are. The PIB handle had similarly clarified that no such scheme is being run by the government.