Thiruvananthapuram: It has been found that some people are attempting to swindle the money contributed to the Chief Minister’s Distress Relief Fund (CMDRF) by creating fake IDs. The fraud is being done via Unified Payments Interface (UPI).
The original ID of the CMDRF is keralacmdrf@sbi whereas the fake ID was kerelacmdrf@sbi. The swindling has taken place by changing only one letter in the ID. Police have started investigating into the fraud.
There are facilities that enable to make transactions using a special ID (UPI) instead of using bank details. BHIM App, Google Pay, Phone Pay and similar payment apps have this facility.
Meanwhile, the number of cases registered for circulating fake news through social media has touched 27. One person was arrested on Tuesday. DGP Loknath Behera informed that the investigation and further procedures against those who circulate fake news have intensified.
Two cases were registered in Thiruvananthapuram City, Thiruvananthapuram Rural, Pathanamthitta, Kottayam, Alappuzha, Thrissur City, Malappuram and Wayanad each and one case in Kollam City, Kollam Rural, Idukki, Ernakulam City, Ernakulam Rural, Thrissur Rural, Palakkad, Kozhikode City, Kozhikode Rural, Kannur and Kasaragod each.
People can also contribute for flood relief by visiting the website of Chief Minister’s Distress Relief Fund (CMDRF)