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Here’s how to stay safe from fake URLs, websites – India Post issues alert! Read Here

India Post recently saw different URLs/websites being distributed on social media platforms like WhatsApp, Telegram and Instagram as well as through emails/SMS with short URLs claiming to be Government bodies through various surveys and quizzes.

“We would like to inform the inhabitants of India that India Post is not involved in any activities such as declaring subsidies, bonuses, or prizes based on surveys, and so on. The public receiving such notifications/messages/emails is urged not to believe or reply to such false and misleading messages, nor to reveal any personal information. It is also requested that no personally identifiable information be shared, such as date of birth, account numbers, cell phone numbers, birthplace, and OTP, “the Ministry of Communications added in a statement.

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India Post said that they don’t participate in activities like offering bonuses or prizes based on surveys, activities etc. They said that the public must not believe or reply to such fraudulent and suspicious messages they receive via email, SMS, WhatsApp, Twitter, Instagram etc. to reveal any personal information, according to the ministry.

India Post is taking the necessary steps to avoid the URLs/Links/Websites that are malicious and they are also working on taking the links down. It is a general reminder for the public to not believe or respond to such URLs.

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Through social media, India Post and the Press Information Bureau’s Fact Check Unit have deemed these URLs/Websites to be false.

Check this video shared by PIB fact check:

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Here is a general public reminder about fraud messages by India Post:

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