Himachal BJP Ex-IT Head Tweets Fake Link of Ayushman Bharat
Former Himachal Pradesh BJP IT Cell head, Ravi Rana, recently tweeted a link to apply for the government’s Ayushman Bharat Yojana.
In his tweet, he mentioned that citizens between the age of 13 to 70 can apply for insurance worth Rs 5 lakh. Further, Rana added a link to the tweet through which people can register.
TRUE OR FALSE?
However, the link which has been shared by Rana is fake. Ayushman Bharat Yojana has only one official website.
WHAT WE FOUND OUT
The link shared by Rana leads to an empty page which hasn’t even been launched yet, and is not related to Ayushman Bharat Yojana — which has only one official website.
Upon examining the URL, we found that the site is a sub-domain of babawishu.com which is registered under the name of a Ramesh Kumar and was created in July 2018.
“We request the public not to pay heed to fraudulent calls, SMS and WhatsApp messages regarding the enrolment/premium payments for the scheme. Please do not share your Aadhar card number or any other ID copy in the name of verification or enrolment with any website, individual or organisation.” the website reads.
This is not the first time that a fake site for the Yojana has gone viral on social media. In October 2018, a WhatsApp message urging people to register for the scheme on a fake website had been circulated.