Fact Check: Beware! Viral India Post link offering subsidies is fake

A viral link for “India Post government subsidies” is doing the rounds of social media.

By Tejal Sinha  Published on  24 April 2022 8:03 AM GMT
Fact Check: Beware! Viral India Post link offering subsidies is fake

Hyderabad: A viral link for "India Post government subsidies" is doing the rounds of social media.




Fact Check

The claim is false.

NewsMeter noticed that the link was not on the official website of India Post. We clicked on the link and were redirected to a suspicious page. The top of the page has the text "India Post Government subsidies". It asks a user to fill out a questionnaire for a chance to win Rs. 6,000.

The page also has many comments from people who claim they have received the amount. One of these people had used the photo of actress Shagun Mehta with a fake name.




We searched the official website of India Post but did not find any information about such an offer. However, we did find an alert that read, "India Post is not involved in activities such as announcing subsidies, bonuses or rewards based on surveys. People receiving such messages through email, SMS, WhatsApp, Twitter, Instagram etc are requested not to believe or respond to such fake or false messages or share any personal details. In no event shall India Post be liable for any direct, indirect, incidental, punitive or consequential damages of any kind in connection with such communication."




We also found a tweet by India Post from 21 April about a similar viral link saying such links were fake.



Hence, it is evident that the claim made through the viral post is a hoax.

Claim Review:An India Post link offering government subsidies.
Claimed By:Whatsapp users
Claim Reviewed By:NewsMeter
Claim Source:Social media
Claim Fact Check:False
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