Got cheated in name of getting covid-19 medicines, oxygen supplies: Here’s what you can do

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Taking action against such fraudsters, Delhi Police has announced a facility to report these incidents. Sharin...Read More

The shortage of medical supplies required for the treatment of

covid-19

in the country has forced many to rely on informal sources to make the demands meet. While there are many who are genuinely helping the covid-19 affected people and their families, it is upsetting to see that many are manipulating and taking advantage of the covid-19 situation in the country.
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.

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