Beware if you get a call asking for Covid vaccine registration, say police
Noida: The Noida police has issued an advisory asking people to refrain from calls which is asking them to register for the coronavirus vaccine. They said that the advisory has been issued after receiving many complaints about fraudulent calls from unknown numbers.
In the advisory, the police have asked people to be alert and not share their details on the phone. Such calls asking people to register for vaccine have been reported from various cities in Uttar Pradesh including Noida and Ghaziabad.
The police said that the fraudsters make calls to the targets and ask for details such as Aadhaar number, email id etc. “They also pose themselves as officials from the health department or other government agencies,” a police official said.
As per police, the fraudsters also ask for bank account details and insurance police as a mandatory document for registration for coronavirus vaccine. “Sometimes, they also ask for a fee for registration,” the official added.
The police warned people against the fraud by sharing the modus operandi for the frauds. “The fraudsters ask for OTP sent on their mobile phones for making transaction from their bank account. People think that the OTP is for Aadhaar authetication. It is a trap for the fraud,” police said.
By clearing that there is no such process introduced by the government for coronavirus vaccination as yet, the police cautioned people to be alert against such fraudulent calls.