Fake news alert: Site offering tasks, laptops, phones under ‘Beti Bachao, Beti Padhao’
The truth check department of journalism Info Bureau has unmasked the claim and clarified saying that it’s fake.
In yet another internet scam, a deceitful website is declaring to offer complimentary laptop computers, printers, smart phones and even job opportunity to girls under the federal government’s Beti Bachao, Beti Padhao scheme if they make a small token payment.
The fake deal doing rounds on social media is of the phony website of Beti Bachao, Beti Padhao project of the Females and Kid Advancement (WCD) ministry and it claims to provide the electronic gadgets if an amount of Rs 2,100 is paid.
The truth check department of the Press Info Bureau has actually debunked the claim and clarified saying that it’s phony.
” It being declared on the site of ‘Beti Bachao, Beti Badhao’ of the Ministry of Women and Child advancement that on paying Rs 2100, free tasks, laptop, printer and mobile will be provided. #PIBFactCheck This website is not linked to @MinistryWCD. Read here for the correct info: https://wcd.nic.in/bbbp-schemes,�� PIB tweeted in Hindi.
PIB Fact Check( @PIBFactCheck) February25, 2021
The fake deal is being shared on social media platforms consisting of Twitter, Facebook and WhatsApp.
It is vital to note that it is easy to fall prey to such phony deals and frauds, but you need to be alert and even report material that you find suspicious with the government’s truth check department. To submit anything for fact-checking with the PIB, you can log into factcheck.pib.gov.in
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