The government warns not to believe messages that offer a free recharge plan

If you also come across a message to get a free recharge, be careful as this message can be sent to you with a smile. The Cellular Operators Association of India (COAI), an association of telecom companies, has asked the general public not to fall prey to fake messages. People are being misled by this fake message that the government has decided to give recharge scheme to 100 million customers for online education.

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Details can be stolen by clicking on the link in the message
COAI warns that your essential information can be stolen from a mobile phone by clicking on such a link. This can then lead to more serious consequences.

The government does not offer any free recharge
In a public consultation issued by COAI, it is claimed that through these fake messages, the government has promised to provide free recharge to 100 million customers for online education. The government warned the public about the scam, saying they should delete such messages and not forward them to anyone.

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Avoid clicking on such links

COAI has said that if you receive such a message, do not click on the link as it may steal data and information from the mobile device. Industry Association members include Reliance Jio, Bharti Airtel and Vodafone Idea. COAI says people can click on the link to take advantage of the free offer of such fake information. COAI advises customers not to click on such links.