The number of cybercrimes has been on the rise for the past few years. Several government bodies are taking note of how fraudsters are tricking Indian citizens. In an attempt to protect the citizens from such frauds, the IT Dept recently issued a warning to stay away from such scams.
Taking to Twitter, the Income Tax Dept said that citizens must not share their personal or financial details with anyone. The department pointed out that it never asks for personal details of citizens.
Beware of fraudulent messages being circulated in the name of Income Tax Department!
Please do not share your personal or financial details as the Department never asks for such details. https://t.co/UyXeItwRHk
— Income Tax India (@IncomeTaxIndia) May 19, 2022Advertisement
They quoted a tweet from PIB Fact Check that explained some misleading photos and tweets asking people for their personal information in lottery scams. PIB Fact Check stated that the IT Dept is not running any lucky draw schemes.
“E-mails and messages are being circulated by fraudsters with a false claim that the recipient has won a lottery. #PIBFactCheck…Beware of such lottery scams!… Do not share your personal or financial information on such calls, emails and messages,” PIB Fact Check had said in its tweet.
With the recent surge of online scams, several public and private banks have issued notices to warn their customers to stay away from such scams and fraud numbers.
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