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Business News/ Technology / News/  Beware of fake government scheme! Free laptop offer scam circulating online, PIB Fact Check reveals

A fraudulent scheme is currently circulating on the internet under the guise of the Indian government. Scammers are spreading false information to users, claiming that the government of India is providing complimentary laptops to students. They assert that individuals can take advantage of this offer by registering on an official website and providing certain personal information. However, it is crucial for users to be aware that this claim is entirely false, as verified by PIB Fact Check.

The scam is being propagated through a poster titled "Prime Minister Free Laptop Scheme 2023-24" that is currently in circulation. PIB Fact Check, after detecting the fraudulent poster, took to Twitter to affirm that the Ministry of Education in India is not engaged in any initiative providing free laptops. The scammers involved in this deceptive scheme have falsely asserted that students from any Indian state can avail themselves of this offer.

Notably, the fraudulent poster advertises a recent government initiative, enticing individuals with the promise of receiving a complimentary laptop. To claim the offer, people are requested to provide their personal information and are advised to regularly visit the government's official website, as provided in the poster. However, the authenticity of the poster is readily apparent due to its improper sentence structure and grammatical mistakes.

According to India Today, this is the full message circulated by the name of Indian government, “The government of India has been launched this Prime Minister Free Laptop Scheme which is specially for all the India State, all the eligible students can apply for the PM Free Laptop Scheme though official website

The Indian government has announced that all the students of class XI, XII, B.A-1st, B.A-2nd, B.A-3rd, B.A-4th, B.A-5th, and B.A-6th Semester that can be registered under Prime Minister Free Laptop Scheme. Will have to submit the registration form for the academic year 2023-24 and keep visiting the official website of the authority as they will get the link of Prime Minister Free Laptop Scheme. They have to login and fill in the required details. So go through this official website and all the details before applying for Prime Minister Free Laptop Scheme.

The Government of India decided providing Lenovo Intel Celeron Dual Core (8GB/256 GB SSD/Windows 11) laptop will be credited. The Prime Minister Free Laptop Scheme amount to bank account with the period of academic session 2023-24."


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Updated: 03 Jun 2023, 10:57 AM IST
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