Nepal Police has requested to remain vigilant saying that the misuse of SMS coming through the application has increased. Lately, false information has been circulating through SMS saying that you have been in contact with a person who is positive for corona and will be fined if you go for PCR test.
The Central Investigation Bureau (CIB) of the police has issued a press release saying that such information is false and urged to remain vigilant. The police investigation has revealed that such misleading SMSes are sent to mobiles through the application.
It is mentioned in the release that such SMS is cheap and accessible and can be misused by people with criminal mindset including cheating and cheating.
The CIB has also given information on how to avoid the damage caused by such SMS. The bureau has stated that if one pays attention to the following issues, one can stay away from both the cause of crime and the risk of becoming a victim.
How to avoid misleading SMS?
1. Mobile users have to respond carefully to the SMS sent to the person from the application to person. Ignore such SMS or delete it from mobile.
2. Financial and other service providers and telecommunications companies never ask you to provide your personal details via SMS. So do not share such information with anyone.
3. Do not click on the links received through SMS.
4. Don’t be tempted by offers such as lotteries or discounts via SMS. This is fraud, be careful.
5. If you receive such SMS with spoof, immediately inform the police or your telecom network provider.