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Social Affairs Ministry Says Chain Messsage on COVID-19 Assistance Fund on WhatsApp is Hoax

Wednesday, 13-October-2021 16:00

The chain message also contains the Ministry of Social Affairs' logo.
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The chain message also contains the Ministry of Social Affairs' logo.
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JAKARTA, NETRALNEWS.COM - A chain message has circulated containing a registration form for the COVID-19 aid fund of IDR5 million, on behalf of the Ministry of Social Affairs. It said the aid can be obtained by answering a few questions on a site, which can be clicked on via a link.

The chain message also contains the Ministry of Social Affairs' logo. The registrant is then asked to share the message to WhatsApp (WA) groups to complete the requirements.

"The message is a hoax. The Ministry of Social Affairs has never created a website that contains questionnaires to get a bonus of IDR5 million for COVID-19 assistance funds," said the Ministry of Social Public Relations, as quoted from the official info-graphic distributed on Wednesday (10/13/2021).

The Ministry of Social Affairs emphasized that it has never created a website to get aid by answering several questions or surveys. The action was never carried out, let alone in the form of a chain message.

It further explained that as an effort to handle the impact of the pandemic, the government issued a National Economic Recovery Program (PEN) by providing social protection. The Ministry of Social Affairs' Regular Social Assistance (Bansos) will also continue in 2022.

The Ministry of Social Affairs' Regular Social Assistance in question includes the Keluarga Harapan Program (PKH) and Non-Cash Food Assistance (BPNT) or the Staple Food Card Program.

The social assistance recipients are Beneficiary Families (KPM) that have been registered in the Integrated Social Welfare Data (DTKS). The list of KPMs in the DTKS itself are proposed by the respective regional governments.

To check the participation of Cash Social Assistance (BST), you can visit the website https://cekbansos.kemensos.go.id/ or the Cek Bansos Application on Android. 

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