The Union Ministry of Health has blocked the fake website demanding money for vaccination. The fake website claimed to provide #Covid-19 vaccine for Rs.4000- Rs.6000.
The #MOHFW has alerted people ‘not fall prey to such fraudulent websites.’ Union MoS HFW said, “The site ‘mohfw.xyz’ has been blocked. A case is registered and investigation taken up. Please be cautious. Do not fall prey to such fraudulent websites.”
The Press Information Bureau (PIB), “A website ‘mohfw.xyz’ is impersonating the official website of the Ministry of Health and Family Welfare and is claiming to offer #covid19vaccine for Rs. 4000 – Rs. 6000.” tweeted the twitter handle of Press Information Bureau (PIB) Fact Check which was the first one to bring the matter into light.
Apparently the Union Minister of Health and Family Welfare Dr. Harsh Vardhan has retweeted and appreciated @PIBFactCheck and @MoHFW_India for their swift response to bust a fake website.
“Appreciate @PIBFactCheck and @MoHFW_India for their swift response to bust a fake website collecting money on pretext of registration for #covid-19vaccination.” tweeted Dr. Harsh Vardhan
Dr. Harsh Vardhan further mentioned ,“urge people to exercise abundant precaution and verify accuracy of info on various channels of Govt Communication.”
Although, such matters have been in light even before the launch of the vaccine. The Ministry has since been alarming people of a fake app named Co-WIN which asked for the personal information of the individual for illegal use of the same.