Free internet usage message coming on the phone? Hackers are setting big traps

Hackers can steal their personal information by promising a free recharge plan for online education.

Getting free internet offer on social media. Caution is more likely to be a fake message. To protect users from falling into the trap, telecom companies are now issuing a public advisory. Hackers can steal their personal information by promising a free recharge plan for online education.

In a statement, the Cellular Operators Association of India (COAI) said, “It has come to our notice that fake messages are being spread on social platforms with deceptive intent.” The telecom company noted that the message falsely claimed that the government had promised a free recharge plan for online education of 100 million users. It further states, “It requires people to click on a link to get a free offer.”

COAI has further warned all telecom users not to click on any fake links that could steal their data from their smartphones or computers. “We want to warn the public about this scandal. If you receive such a message, do not click on the link as it may steal data and information from the mobile device and may have serious consequences.

The industry body further urged users not to forward this message to their friends or relatives. The statement further said, “Without deleting and forwarding such messages, we can fight this danger together and save others from being deceived.”

 

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