The government has asked people to be on their guard and careful when seeking online medical advice. It contains safety tips for those seeking medical advice online. In a post on the microblogging website Twitter, the government warned people about scammers posing as doctors on social media platforms. It is also recommended that users avoid prepayments and be vigilant in any financial transaction.
CyberDost, powered by the Home Officeshared these tips online. It says
1) Fraudsters can impersonate doctors on social media platforms and defraud people in the name of telemedicine / consultation
2) Be vigilant before making any prepayment
3) In the case of telemedicine, consultation crimes visit the nearest police station or report to www.cybercrime.gov.in
#TELEMEDICINE CONSULTATION: PRECAUTIONS https://t.co/zo8n7LM3I4
– Cyber Dost (@Cyberdost) 1620226313000
Coronavirus infection cases in the country have increased rapidly over the past month. The health system seems to be creaking under pressure. Shortages of hospital beds and essential medicines have been reported in many parts of the country. The online consultation of doctors promises a relatively simple, quick and safe method of treatment.