Fact Check: Is Health Ministry Giving Rs 5,000 Under Covid-19 Fund? Find Out Here

Fact Check: Along with the message saying that the government is giving Rs 5,000, the users are being asked to input their personal details to avail of the offer. PIB has clarified that this is a scam and no such offer/ scheme exists

Published: January 12, 2022 1:26 PM IST

By India.com Business Desk | Edited by Raghav Aggarwal

Fact-Check: Is Health Ministry Giving Rs 5,000 Under Covid-19 Fund? Find Out Here
Fact Check: The government is not giving Rs 5,000 under Covid-19 fund (Photo: Twitter)

New Delhi: A message has been circulating on social media saying that the government of India is distributing Rs 5,000 under the Covid-19 fund. Along with the message, the users are being asked to input their personal details to avail of the offer. PIB has clarified that this is a scam and no such offer/ scheme exists. PIB revealed the info through its fact-checking handle @PIBFactCheck.

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The tweet has also suggested two actions to the people. First, it has asked to not forward the message to anyone, in case one receives it. Second, PIB has advised people to not fill in any personal details on the link in circulation.

The message also says that the fund will be given by the government only till January 15, 2022. This is also misinformation. People are advised to not pay any heed to such malicious messages and stay vigilant about their personal information.

How To Get Fact-Check Done By PIB?

PIB allows people to send them images, videos and articles that may be fake. It conducts a fact-check for them. People can get the fact-check done by following steps:

  • Go to www.factcheck.pib.gov.in and upload the image or video.
  • Or, send the image or video via message on Whatsapp number +91-8799711259
  • Or, send the files via an e-mail on the email address pibfactcheck@gmail.com

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Published Date: January 12, 2022 1:26 PM IST