15 August 50gb Free internet link real or fake
In today’s post, we will check a link which claims that Government and various network company is giving free 50 GB Free Internet in 15august to Airtel, VI, Telenor, Jazz, zong, bsnl, T-Mobile and Jio Sim users. We are sure that you have questions about today’s topic, such as What is 50 GB Free Internet in 15August Offer Link?, Is 50 GB Free Internet 15August Offer Link is Real or Fake?, Is 50 GB Free Internet Lockdown Offer Link is safe or not? and many more others.
A post doing rounds on social media claims that one can get free 50GB Internet data in any mobile network for 60 days without any recharge. The message shares a link and prompts the users to click on the link to avail the benefits. Vishvas News investigated and found the viral message to be fake.
Vishvas News received a message on its Whatsapp Chatbox for fact check. The message is circulating on social media which reads: 50 GB of Internet Data Without Any Recharge Get 50GB of free internet data in any mobile network for 60 days. The archived version of the post can be checked here.
When we review this topic we found that a link is being shared on various social media platforms and especially on whats app and telegram claiming that as a part of digital India initiative and 15August, Indian Government is giving 50 GB Free Internet to Airtel, VI, Jio, Telenor and other sim users; to get free recharge plan one has to click on the link and complete the survey and then enter their mobile number. After that, it force its users to share it on whats app and other social media platforms.
Vishvas News started its investigation and found that unlike many other online scams, the viral message promising internet data does not identify the mobile network of the user.
Furthermore, the URL given in the viral post is not the official website of any of the service providers.
We also found that the message with the same text and different links is circulating on Facebook. We checked the active website and found they are using fake reviews and user comments to get more user engagement to their website.
We further investigated by contacting a Cyber Security expert.
As per Cyber Security Specialist, Jitender Narula from International Institute of Cyber Security (IICS): “Users should always be cautious while clicking on any link on social media. The easiest way to hack someone is to send a malicious link with lucrative offers. This is a type of Social Engineering, where users are provoked by lucrative offers to read the post and click on the link containing the virus. Once the link is clicked, the virus is installed in the user mobile or computer.”
The experts of International Institute of Cyber Security (IICS) investigated the URL given in the viral post and found that the website “payuplay.in” is not running at the moment as we can see in the below screenshot. Moreover, it has been seen in the past that most of the websites running malware are switched OFF when not in use, to protect themselves from Cyber investigators.
Cyber Security Specialist, Jitender Narula also suggested some steps for digital safety.
What steps should be taken:
• Never click on any unknown link, think before you click.
• Keep your browser updated
• Do not click on any suspicious website
• Always have 2-way authentication enabled on your bank accounts, email and social media accounts.
• Do not click on any link in an email or message from unknown senders.