Fake news claim: A message viral on social media claiming to be from Telangana Police, asking people to share the car, auto and cab number on 996977788
Examples of viral posts in circulation on Social Media like WhatsApp, Facebook, Instagram, Twitter, etc.
News Alert: Telangana Police ki janib se kwawateen ki hifazat ke liye ek achi service shru kee gayi hai(car…cab…auto) jis gaadi mei aap baithe hai us gaadika number 996977788 ko sms kariye. Fauran aapko ek sms ayega, Yani aapki gaadi GPRS se jud jayegi. Gaadi jidhar bhi jaayega poori nazar raki jayegi. Ye message ko sab ladkiyon tak pahucha yee.
Facts Check Verdict: False
News Verification: The message of tracking of any car, cab or auto just by sending the car number to a mobile number, claiming to be from Telangana Police has been refuted by the Telangana Police itself.
Telangana Police warned on the social media, “#FakeNews Circulating on #SocialMedia Regarding #Telangana Police Introduced a New Mobile Tracking Number (9969777888) While Travelling in Cabs & Autos it is a Fake News Don't Circulate it”.
#FakeNews Circulating on #SocialMedia Regarding #Telangana Police Introduced a New Mobile Tracking Number (9969777888) While Travelling in Cabs & Autos it is is Fake News Don't Circulate it. pic.twitter.com/tPkqzuR1eX— Hyderabad City Police (@hydcitypolice) December 3, 2019