As the world of medicine advances to produce more and more efficient antidotes for the pandemic, there are fraudsters conning people into buying fake and counterfeit products. Bollywood actors Farhan Akhtar and R Madhavan took to Twitter to address this issue.
Farhan Akhtar’s tweet
“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,” Akhtar tweeted.
Fans and followers reacted with despair. Some even shared their experiences about such hoaxes. “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 wrote.
Actor R Madhavan also expressed his concern over the issue. “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,” he said.
Both of these actors have been very vocal about the struggles of the people suffering at the hands of COVID-19. They regularly donate and post updates about resources on their social media. Fans have been extremely appreciative of their support as they stand in solidarity with their followers.