FAKE: Viral Message Claiming Banks Will Remain Closed For 6 Days In September First Week
Viral message claiming banks will remain closed for 6 days in September first week
Messages claiming banks in the country will not be functional up to six days out of the first nine days in September are fake. Such messages are going viral on social media platforms and instant messaging applications like WhatsApp.
Message claiming banks will remain closed for six days in September first week goes viral. These claims viral on social media platforms and WhatsApp are fake. Message may have originated due to misinformation about a strike by RBI employees.
CLAIM AND CLAIMEE Messages claiming banks will remain closed for six days in the first week of September — from September 2 to September 5 and then on September 8 and 9 — are going viral on social media platforms like Facebook and Twitter and on instant messaging applications like WhatsApp.
This is one of such messages –
The messages also claim that ATMs “may” remain cashless and advise people to “plan accordingly”.
ORIGIN The rumour seems to have originated from someone mixing information from different sources and putting it together. Let us explain.
September 2 is a Sunday. September 3 happens to be Janmashtami, which is a restricted holiday in many states, a working day in some states and a holiday in a few other states.