Central government agencies are working multiple shifts to ensure the Ram Temple consecration ceremony on January 22 is conducted smoothly. They’re doing everything within their means to monitor cyber criminals who are using this opportunity to scam Lord Ram devotees.
Additionally, they are keeping a tab on inflammatory comments on social media, News18 reported. Posts intended to target a particular community have been blocked under Section 69A of the IT Act, 2000.
Officials in the know have claimed that potentially incendiary videos on social media platforms like X, Facebook, and Instagram have been identified.
After a detailed technical analysis and information-verification process, it emerged that these videos had misleading content about Ram Mandir.
The report adds that agencies have detected cybercriminals running spurious donation schemes and deceiving people with VIP entry tickets.
Cybercriminals are using devious tactics by reaching out to devotees for donations with a QR code, which sends money to their accounts instead of the Ram Temple trust.
According to the report, the agencies identified malicious WhatsApp messages, assuring entry to the Ram Mandir. The messages asked users to download a file which accesses financial information, photos, location and videos for extortion scams.
Some websites are offering prasad and laddoos, claiming these would come from Ram Mandir. The laddoos were either being sold or offered free with a delivery charge.