These fraudsters are cheating citizens in the name of providing oxygen cylinders, hospital beds and Remdesivir injections. Those in need make payments to the scammers believing they will receive the service. However, they never get the help they need.
Taking action against such fraudsters, Delhi Police has announced a facility to report these incidents. Sharing in a Twitter post, the police said that the citizens can report these incidents online. They can also seek assistance by dialling 01123469900.
#DELHIPOLICE ACTION ON COVID CHEATS |Did someone #cheat you in name of providing oxygen/medicine/hosp bed/remdesiv… https://t.co/hqdahohKVT
— #DilKiPolice Delhi Police (@DelhiPolice) 1620059006000
“Did someone #cheat you in name of providing oxygen/medicine/hosp bed/remdesivir etc? U paid online & its gone? 1. Report on #155260 so we can stop ur money frm reaching cheat. 2. Report on http://cybercrime.gov.in 3. Call4 asst #01123469900,” reads the tweet by the official Twitter handle of Delhi Police.
In related news, a malware is said to be targeting Android phone users. According to a security researcher, a fake SMS is being circulated that promises to offer an app through which one can register for Covid-19 vaccine in the country. Readers are warned not to fall for such messages and visit the Cowin website and Aarogya Setu app to register for the vaccine.