If you also get a free recharge, be careful because these messages can send you a smile. The Cellular Operators Association of India (COAI), an organization of telecom companies, has asked the general public not to resort to fake messages. People are misled by these fake messages that the government has decided to offer free recharge scheme to 10 crore consumers for online education.
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Details can be stolen by clicking on the link in the message
COAI warns that clicking on such a link may steal your necessary details from a mobile phone. This can be followed by more serious consequences.
The government does not offer any free recharge
In a public consultation issued by the COAI, it is alleged that the government has promised to provide free recharge to 10 crore consumers for online education through fake messages. The government, while warning the general public of this scam, said they should delete such messages and do not forward anyone.
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Avoid clicking on such links
If you receive any such message, don’t click the link because it will steal data and information from a mobile device, COAI said. Business association members include Reliance Jio, Bharti Airtel and Vodafone Idea. COAI says people can click on the link to take advantage of the free offer from such fake information. COAI advises customers not to click on such links.