Punjab Police cautions people against fake message on WhatsApp
(Sourced from PTI)
The Punjab Police has cautioned the people against a "fake" message being circulated on WhatsApp, asking women to call up at a mobile number if they needed help. The WhatsApp message carried the picture of Director General of Police of Punjab Suresh Arora. The Punjab Police marked its presence on the social media earlier this year to counter misinformation campaign and false propaganda.
Dear Citizens,— Punjab Police (@PunjabPolice) April 20, 2018
A whatsapp message is being circulated with the pic of DGP PB asking ladies to call a particular no. in case of need upon which their vehicle will be tracked. It's a fake message so don't circulate it.
At your Service,
The message reads, "Whenever you (women) sit alone in an auto or taxi during night, you message the registration number of that vehicle at a (specified) mobile number. You will get an instant acknowledgment of the message and vehicle will then be tracked through GPS."