India Post warns against fake websites claiming to provide grants

India Post on Saturday warned the public against fraudulent website URLs circulating on social media claiming to provide government grants through some surveys and quizzes.

“We wish to inform the citizens of the country that India Post is not involved in such activities like announcing grants, bonuses or prizes based on surveys etc. The public receiving such notices/messages/ emails please do not believe or reply to these false and falsified messages or share any personal details,” the official statement from the Ministry of Communications reads.

The general public is also requested not to share personally identifiable information such as date of birth, account numbers, mobile numbers, place of birth and OTP, etc.

India Post also stated that it is taking necessary measures to prevent such URLs/links/websites from circulating through various prevention mechanisms.

“The general public is once again urged not to believe or respond to any false/fake posts/communications/links,” the official statement read.

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