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Farhan Akhtar, R Madhavan warn followers of fraudsters selling fake COVID-19 medication


Even as India battles the second wave of COVID-19, some ruthless conmen are taking advantage of the situation and manufacturing and selling fake COVID-19 medication. Actor Farhan Akhtar has taken to Twitter to address this issue. “Seen a news report of people manufacturing & selling fake Covid medication. You have to be a special kind of monster to con people in these dark and desperate times. Shame on you, whoever you are,” he tweeted.

Many Twitter users reacted to his tweet and shared their stories of being duped. “There is also another type of monster on the prowl. The one selling medicines and oxygen far more expensive than gold. Bought 1 vial of Avastin for 1.2 lakhs and the price on google shows 28000. It’s amazing what all can happen,” one netizen wrote while another shared: “You haven’t heard about the cost of plasma donation? Or Ambulances charging a bomb to take the body to cremation? They are everywhere… trying to make money over dead bodies.”

Farhan Akhtar

Farhan Akhtar

Actor R Madhavan had also shared a similar post recently which read: “FRAUD ALERT. BEWARE PEOPLE. Mr. Ajay Aggarwal is selling Remdesivir for Rs. 3000/vial. He would ask you to IMPS money in advance so that he can deliver you PAN India in three hours and then won’t pick up. His contact number: +91 76040 27966. Please stay alert of such frauds.”

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