FALSE claim circulates online that FG is giving out COVID-19 ‘survival fund grant’By Niyi Oyedeji on March 25, 2021
A VIRAL post circulating on WhatsApp claims the Federal Government of Nigeria is giving out COVID-19 survival fund grant.
According to the broadcast message retrieved on March 25, 2021, the Federal Government of Nigeria will give N30,000 to successful applicants.
[sic] DON’T MISS ANOTHER FEDERAL GOVERNMENT SURVIVAL FUND GRANT
The Federal Government have reopended the Survival Fund Portal
Check if You are Eligible to receive ₦30,000
As Part of SURVIVAL FUND GRANT
The Federal Government is giving out N30,000 COVID-19 survival fund grant.
Findings by the FactCheckHub show that the claim is FALSE.
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The FactCheckHub observed that the website in the broadcast post is different from the website specified for survival fund set up by the Federal Government of Nigeria for the Micro, Small and Medium Enterprises (MSME).
The official survival fund website is https://survivalfund.gov.ng/
The FactCheckHub also observed that the website is a phishing website that seeks to gain traffic by prompting people to share on WhatsApp groups.
The FactCheckHub has in the past written on how people can spot such phishing ploys and websites.
You can also watch the tutorial video below.
The claim that the Federal Government is giving out N30,000 COVID-19 second wave survival fund is FALSE. The url (link) attached to the claim directs to a phishing website.