Messages circulating via WhatsApp and social media websites are warning people to watch out for fake doctors who are going door to door offering to measure your blood sugar levels for free.
Supposedly, the fake doctors are actually ISIS members who will infect you with the AIDS virus via an injection that they will claim is insulin. According to the messages, the bogus doctors are claiming to be from ‘the Faculty of Medicine”.
However, the claims in the messages are utter nonsense. There are no credible reports that support the claims in any way whatsoever. Of course, if ISIS operatives were really conducting such attacks, there would be official warnings and the story would be extensively covered by mainstream news outlets around the world.
Moreover, the tactic described in the message is just silly. Even if a fake doctor claimed that there was a problem with your sugar levels, most people would not allow themselves to be injected on the spot.
It appears that the original version of the hoax began circulating in India around May 2017. Since then, it has spread to other areas of the world.
Spreading such fear-mongering nonsense will help nobody. If you receive one of these hoax messages, do not share it with others. And let the person who posted it know that the claims in the message are false.
Examples of the hoax messages:
There is a gang of fake doctors saying that the Faculty of Medicine is walking doors in order to measure your sugar rate for free …
Be careful !!
As soon as you see this kind of person (male or female), please
Inform the police immediately because they are members of the Islamic State.
They go to homes and spread the AIDS virus through injections that look like insulin.
Inform and share this message with all your loved ones.
Urgent Urgent Please reach to catch them quickly if you have people on your door and they say they are from the Faculty of Medicine so that we measure your sugars for free. as soon as you see such lady or man please immidiately inform the police because these are the people from ISIS who go to the houses and r spreading AIDS virus by injections which look like insulin. please catch such people as soon as they reach you Inform and share this message with all your loved one.