PIB Fact Check: Amid rising cases of lottery scams, the government has alerted citizens to crosscheck before investing in schemes promising lucrative returns. The Press Information of Bureau (PIB) through its Twitter handle has warned that several schemes are being circulated on the internet in the name of the government to give an impression that these are authentic.
It said that the public should not fall prey to fraudsters asking them to invest in such lottery schemes. People should not heed to such calls, messages and emails, the PIB has warned.
“Have you also received lottery-related suspicious message, email or call?” the PIB Tweeted. “Beware of such fake lottery messages, calls and emails. These are financial fraud attempts by thugs,” it added.
क्या आपको भी लॉटरी संबंधित संदिग्ध मैसेज, ईमेल या कॉल प्राप्त हो रहे हैं?#PIBFactCheck
ऐसे फर्जी लॉटरी संबधित संदेशों, कॉल और ईमेल के प्रति सावधान रहें।
ये ठगों द्वारा आर्थिक धोखाधड़ी के प्रयास होते हैं।
यह #PIBFacTree देखें और खुद को ठगी का शिकार होने से बचाएं। pic.twitter.com/FghhW0thf2
— PIB Fact Check (@PIBFactCheck) August 4, 2022
The PIB also advised citizens not to share personal or financial information to anyone luring them with huge returns.
It also advised citizens to delete unwanted mail or spam quickly after receiving it. PIB also shared a FacTree which helps citizens stay alert against such frauds.
Below-given the FacTree shared by PIB:
– Several fake lottery scams are being run in the name of the Indian government.
– If you get such a message/ phone call/ email of having won a lottery, you should immediately become cautious.
– Do not give your person information, bank details etc.
– Delete spam or unwanted emails right away.
Note: If you have received any such piece of news or advertisement or claim and want to verify, then you can mail it to firstname.lastname@example.org.