Beware! Fake SMS promising jobs; just don't do this
The National Informatics Centre has cautioned the general public about fake SMS which promises jobs in its name .
The advisory comes after it received information about a fake SMS with a job offer, misusing the name of NIC, being circulated amongst the general public.
Upon receipt of information about the fake SMS, it carried out an immediate internal investigation and identified that the fake SMS was NOT sent from NIC's infrastructure, a statement from the Ministry of Communications said on Friday.
"Considering the fact that the fake SMS was misusing NIC's name, was a cyber incident and could also involve a potential financial fraud, NIC promptly reported the incident to CERT-In and also registered a complaint with law enforcement agencies for identifying and prosecuting the perpetrators of this fake SMS," the statement said.
In order to prevent further misuse, Cert-In immediately coordinated with the concerned intermediary for the takedown of the fraudulent URL, it added in the statement.
Those receiving thee kinds of fake SMS must not do one thing- they must never click on any such links received from strangers. Usually, you can make out if an SMS is fake as there will be many mistakes in language. You can also find and go to the official institution or company and found out from there whether they have any such jobs offers. The same will be available on their official websites.
CERT-In is the national nodal agency for responding to computer security incidents as and when they occur.