Fact Check: Is govt giving Rs 2,000 per person as relief fund?
Team Udayavani, Jul 3, 2020, 12:08 PM IST
A WhatsApp message stating that the government has approved Rs 2,000 relief fund for every citizen is going viral.
The message contains a website URL and asks readers to click the link to claim the amount.
The message reads, “The Government has finally approved and have started giving out free Rs.2,000 Relief Funds to each citizen. Below is how to claim and get yours credit Instantly as I have just did now https://bit.ly/india-relief Note : You can only claim and get credited once and it is also limited so get your now Instantly (sic)”
However, PIB Fact check has confirmed that the link is a clickbait and the message is fake.
PIB in a tweet said, “Claim- A whatsapp viral message claims that Government has approved and started giving out free Rs 2000 relief fund to each citizen.
#PIBFactcheck: #Fake. The fraud link given is a Clickbait. Beware of such Fraudulent websites and whatsapp forwards”
Claim- A whatsapp viral message claims that Government has approved and started giving out free Rs 2000 relief fund to each citizen.#PIBFactcheck: #Fake. The fraud link given is a Clickbait. Beware of such Fraudulent websites and whatsapp forwards. pic.twitter.com/6JWIx8AIDe
— PIB Fact Check (@PIBFactCheck) July 2, 2020
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