Coronavirus Pune: CERT issues alert after fake UPI IDs related to PM CARES funds crop up

ST CORRESPONDENT
Tuesday, 31 March 2020

The Indian Computer Emergency Response Team (CERT-In) has alerted people about the genuine ID after a number of fake UPI IDs resembling Prime Minister Narendra Modi’s PM-CARES fund have been created by fraudsters.

Pune: The Indian Computer Emergency Response Team (CERT-In) has alerted people about the genuine ID after a number of fake UPI IDs resembling Prime Minister Narendra Modi’s PM-CARES fund have been created by fraudsters.

The CERT-In appealed to people to check the authenticity of the ID before donating funds to the same. The alert stated that Fake UPI IDs circulated on the pretext of ‘Prime Minister’s Citizen Assistance and Relief in Emergency Situations Fund’ include, pmcares@pnb, pmcares@hdfcbank, pmcare@yesbank, pmcare@ybl, pmcare@upi, pmcare@sbi and pmcares@icid.

“It may be noted that the genuine UPI ID is ‘pmcares@sbi’ and registered account name is ‘PM CARES’. It is advised that citizens may verify the UPI ID and registered name before making any donations. For further details of PM CARES fund, citizens and organisations are advised to visit the website pmindia.gov.in.

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