India's digital firewalls: areas resembling the same, scams big threats to e-push government


NEW DELHI: The government's impetus to digital India is now running into a firewall for technologically savvy crooks. The Ministry of Electronic and Informatics (MeitY) has mandated all ministries to carefully take immediate benefit transfers and resort to phishing sites that abuse government government flagship programs and charge amounts from bank accounts to deliver false distributions LPG, government jobs and biometric devices. and to implement awareness programs for beneficiaries.

"MeitY receives a lot of complaints about payment gates, which are treated with priority," MeitY said in an advisory service to all ministries. "From the analysis of misconceptions of the past, it has been observed that many bogus agencies / individuals are involved in fraudulent practices, in the name of governmental organizations."

The ministry has identified at least six high-tech modus operandi that are increasingly employed. These include the use of names similar to government plans to create phishing sites using the Government's governmental logo with photos of Prime Minister Narendra Modi and cabinet ministers for adding authenticity by linking government sites to promote membership central government, promising government jobs by issuing false appointment letters and destroying money and targeting newly elected government programs and trapping people through lack of awareness.

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MeitY has directed ministries and government agencies to "exercise due diligence to ensure that their plans are not misled by fraudulent / fraudulent entities to exterminate money from innocent people."

The ministry has proposed awareness programs, identification of any fake plan and filing of FIRs, and the updating of organizations such as the Indian National Exchange of India.

MeitY has also highlighted recent frauds, including a website, egramdigital.co.in, which has earned money from people from all nations to become state partners and distributors of a fake project – Aapka Angootha, Aapka Bank. This site deceived people to make payments for biometric devices.

In another case, Pradhan Mantri Ujjwala Yojana was abused for a false distribution of LPG through a fake website with a different letter – www.ujwalayojana.org.

"It can be noted that there is only one letter difference between Ujjwala and Ujwala. Similarly, false letters of appointment were made of false government letterhead papers," said MeitY Advisory Committee.