Beware of suspicious Covid vaccine registration calls: Cops

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Beware! COVID 19 vaccine registration call can empty your bank account. Cybercriminals are now trying to dig their claws into people in the name of the Covid-19 vaccine.  Police have warned the General Public on their social media page, saying, “Want to highlight a new cybercrime. Fraudsters are calling and asking for COVID 19 vaccine registration. “

The entire world is gearing up for the corona virus vaccine and is looking forward to a solution to the pandemic. While all eyes are on the vaccine, it has also become a target point of criminals. As a result of the same, criminal minds are hatching plans to dupe people in the name of the vaccine.

While, asking people to be aware and sensitise, police said, “They ask for Aadhar, email id, etc. Subsequently, to authenticate Aadhar, they ask for OTP. The moment OTP is given, money is siphoned off from Aadhar link Bank Account.”

The scamsters call up people to “book” slots for early shots of the Covid vaccine and seek their bank account details on the pretext of registration charges.

Police have issued an advisory to people not to trust such calls or share their bank details with any stranger over the phone.