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Social Affairs Ministry: WhatsApp Message Claiming COVID-19 Social Aid Fund of IDR500,000 is Hoax

Tuesday, 10-August-2021 18:00

Social Affairs Ministry: WhatsApp Message Claiming COVID-19 Social Aid Fund of IDR500,000 is Hoax
Image : Indonesian Ministry of Social Affairs
Social Affairs Ministry: WhatsApp Message Claiming COVID-19 Social Aid Fund of IDR500,000 is Hoax
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JAKARTA, NETRALNEWS.COM - Lately, many people claim to have received WhatsApp (WA) messages in the form of a website on behalf of or containing the Indonesian Ministry of Social Affairs logo. The message contains a questionnaire to get a bonus COVID-19 assistance fund of IDR500,000 by answering several questions or surveys on the site.

It didn't stop there, those who answered questions or surveys were then asked to share them with others via WA messages. So don't be surprised, maybe lately you've been one of those who received the message.

"New Coronavirus Relief Fund

Safe!!

Your bonus is IDR 500,000, follow the instructions on the next page to claim your bonus!

https://d-evnwhats.xyz/i/Nationalday/?show=1," the message said.

Knowing this, the Ministry of Social Affairs immediately provided clarification and ensured that the information was a hoax. The Ministry of Social Affairs urges the public to remind each other before sharing information that is not necessarily true.

"The message is a hoax. The Ministry of Social Affairs has never created a website for registration of recipients of IDR500,000 COVID-19 bonus aid fund," the Ministry of Social Affairs wrote, as quoted from an official upload on its Instagram Social Media, on Tuesday (08/10/2021).

As an effort to handle the impact of the pandemic and during PPKM, the government through the Ministry of Social Affairs did issue social protection programs. Among them are the Family Hope Program (PKH), the Basic Food Card Program, Cash Social Assistance, Rice Assistance, and establishing public kitchens for affected communities.

To check the participation of social assistance, you can go through the website https://cekbansos.kemensos.go.id not through the hoax website that has been circulating lately.

"There is a hoax site in the name of @kemensosri. Let's remind each other, make sure to filter before sharing," said the Ministry of Social Affairs.

Reporter : turkhan
Editor : turkhan