Allowing the trend analysis based on previous/ past experiences, it is to be noted that these fake apps might steal your credentials or act as Adware or in worst cases the apps might become the harbinger of Ransomware.
Google’s Play store, makes use of Google Bouncer, which searches the Android market for apps that could be malicious.
Thus, it’s a message to the users to refrain from such fake apps and download the Digi Locker app, developed by ‘Meit Y, Government of India’ and make ‘Digital India’ Campaign a real success.
It will share the phone numbers of the users with Facebook, its parent company.
The much awaited Digi Locker mobile app was launched by Minister of Road Transport and Highways Mr Nitin Gadkari and Minister for Information and Technology Mr Ravi Shankar Prasad at the Transport Ministry in New Delhi.
Digi Locker is a ‘digital locker’ service launched by the Government of India in February 2015 to provide a secure dedicated personal electric space for spacing the documents of resident Indian citizens.
It is one of the key initiatives under Digital India Programme, which the Indian government initiated to digitally empower society and knowledge economy, targets the idea of paperless governance.
According to the ministry, Digi Locker will eliminate the use of physical documents, help accessing them anytime, anywhere and able to share online, and avoid forgery.
The integration of driving license and registration certificates with the Digi Locker will enable their access through mobile devices, which means citizens need not carry physical copy of Driving License; they just need to install the app.
The digital copies of driving license and registration certificate can also be shared with other departments for verification purpose.