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In the name of booking vaccination, this SMS can make you a pauper

People in India are getting very upset to book the Corona Vaccination slot. Cannot easily find a vaccination slot. In view of this, now scammers have also become active. In the new scam, a message is sent to the users. An app link is given in it. This app is said to book a vaccine.

When you click on the link in the message, an app is installed on the device. This app is very dangerous for Android app. The cybersecurity agency in India has issued a warning regarding this.  

The message that scammers send has got five variants so far. Regarding this, the Indian Computer Emergency Response Team or CERT-In has issued an advisory warning to the users. CERT-In has told that the fake message about the COVID-19 vaccine is spreading very fast.  

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It is spread via SMS. The SMS contains a link to a malicious Android app. This app spreads itself from SMS to other contacts of the Victim. Recently, there was a report that a fake message is being sent to the users to take the COVID-19 vaccine. 

Most such apps are malware. Once you click on the link found in the message, it is automatically installed in your device. Attackers have prepared such messages very well. People come under the influence of such messages and install malicious Android app.  

Once installed, this app also knows about your online banking details and scammers can clear all the money from your bank account. In such a situation, it is important to avoid such fraudulent messages and apps. Register for vaccination only from the Cowin website or the Aarogya Setu app.  

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