How To Protect Yourself From Fraudsters In The Name Of BISP? 11 July 2024

The Ehsaas Program, initiated by the government to aid the impoverished, has become a target for fraudsters posing as representatives. These scammers often contact beneficiaries of the Benazir Income Support Program (BISP), falsely claiming to be associated with the Ehsaas Program. Through deceptive SMS messages and calls, they solicit personal information and extort money from unsuspecting individuals.

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Recognizing Authentic Messages

It’s crucial to distinguish between genuine communications from the Ehsaas Program and fraudulent ones. Authentic messages will only come from the portal ID 8171. BISP does not promise payments without proper verification, and beneficiaries are encouraged to visit designated tehsil offices for registration.

Protecting Yourself from Fraudsters

To safeguard against scams, beneficiaries should adhere to specific guidelines:

  • Verify messages only from the portal ID 8171.
  • The official helpline number for BISP and Ehsaas Program is 080026477.
  • Registration is finalized at government-established tehsil offices.
  • Do not disclose personal information to numbers other than 8171.
  • Report suspicious activity or fraudulent messages to the helpline.

Eligibility Check through Real Portal

To check eligibility, beneficiaries should use the designated portal ID 8171. Sending a message with your National Identity Card number to this portal will provide verification of eligibility. Any other SMS portals claiming to provide eligibility checks are fraudulent.

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Conclusion

Staying informed about the procedures and official channels of the Ehsaas Program is crucial to avoid falling victim to scams. By adhering to the guidelines provided and only engaging with verified communication channels, beneficiaries can protect themselves from fraudsters. The government remains committed to providing assistance to those in need through legitimate channels, and beneficiaries should utilize these resources responsibly to access the support they require.