Mangaluru: Fraudsters target students, fleece them with offers of smartphone, scholarship


Daijiworld Media Network – Mangaluru (MS)

Mangaluru, Jun 20: It has come to light that online fraudsters have started targeting students.

In one case, fraudsters swindled money from the brother of a girl student here on the pretext of providing a smartphone and student scholarship of Rs 57,000.

A girl studying in the government first grade college at Car Street in the city had applied for student scholarship of department of backward communities in the month of March through the college. She had mentioned the mobile number of her brother for contact purpose.



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On June 19 an unidentified girl called on the mobile of the girl student’s brother and said that she was calling from the college where his sister was studying. "Your sister’s application for scholarship has been received. She will get Rs 57,000 as scholarship and also a 4G smartphone. You have to pay Rs 800 in order to get the same," she told him. The caller also sent a mobile link in which she asked him to enter the details of bank account number, mobile number etc. The brother of the girl entered all the details and sent OTP to the caller. Later through online banking, the caller took Rs 800 from the account.

The student's brother grew suspicious that he had been taken for a ride and called the principal of the college where his sister is studying. He was shocked to know that the girl who called on the phone was a fraudster. Many parents and students had got similar calls, but many did not respond.

When the brother of the girl called the same mobile number again, the person argued that it was not fraud and they would get the scholarship from the government. When he called the next time, the mobile went on switched off mode.

The principal of the college was quoted in the media as saying that no fee will be collected for any scholarship given by the government. Under no circumstances should anyone give bank details to strangers. If there is any doubt, call should be made to the college or the principal.

 

 

  

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  • Adarsha, Yalaberu kamalashile kundapura Tq udupi district

    Tue, Jun 22 2021

    Poor family

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  • Anagha, Heranjalu near gude temple,kambadakone byndoor taluk udupi district Karnataka state

    Mon, Jun 21 2021

    Need of Scholarship

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  • Naman, Uppunda ,kumdapur tq , udupi dist

    Mon, Jun 21 2021

    My mobile fallen in to water some days back. I wanted to take new mobile but i dont have ennouh money . Like me, there are so many people that they dont have mobile and laptop. I think this is true that you are giving mobile phone .please give to them that they required more.

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  • Shabarish Shetty, Udupi. Kundapura

    Mon, Jun 21 2021

    Please give me smart phone. Because online class are started I have no sufficient mobile

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  • Varshitha D P, Chikkamaglur (T&D) , lakya (post), Devarahalli (village)

    Mon, Jun 21 2021

    👌

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  • Nisarga Kharvi, Udupi kundapura

    Mon, Jun 21 2021

    Poor background....

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  • Nagendrashetty, Kundapur

    Sun, Jun 20 2021

    On June 19 an unidentified girl called on the mobile of the girl student’s brother and said that she was calling from the college where his sister was studying. "Your sister’s application for scholarship has been received. She will get Rs 57,000 as scholarship and also a 4G smartphone. You have to pay Rs 800 in order to get the same," she told him. The caller also sent a mobile link in which she asked him to enter the details of bank account number, mobile number etc. The brother of the girl entered all the details and sent OTP to the caller. Later through online banking, the caller took Rs 800 from the account. The student's brother grew suspicious that he had been taken for a ride and called the principal of the college where his sister is studying. He was shocked to know that the girl who called on the phone was a fraudster. Many parents and students had got similar calls, but many did not respond. When the brother of the girl called the same mobile number again, the person argued that it was not fraud and they would get the scholarship from the government. When he called the next time, the mobile went on switched off mode. The principal of the college was quoted in the media as saying that no fee will be collected for any scholarship given by the government. Under no circumstances should anyone give bank details to strangers. If there is any doubt, call should be made to the college or the principal.

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  • Jeevan, Kudla

    Sun, Jun 20 2021

    How the fraud stators getting contact details one applied in scholarship form, insiders role can't be ruled out!

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  • Raihana nourin r, Kasaragod

    Sun, Jun 20 2021

    I have no phoney

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  • Raihana nourin r, Kasaragod

    Sun, Jun 20 2021

    I have no phoney

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  • Jossey Saldanha, Nallasopara

    Sun, Jun 20 2021

    Many Andh Bhakts call this as Vikas ...

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  • Mangalurian, Mangaluru

    Sun, Jun 20 2021

    People have been encouraged by the Choksi-state smarties to go for Atma-Nirbhar. So some are doing just that. Not for big amounts like Choksi Bhai, but small amounts. Soon India will be a US$ FIVE trillion economy - and all will move to Antigua and live happily ever-after.

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  • Ahmed, Mangalore

    Sun, Jun 20 2021

    THIS IS THE RESULT OF OUR DIGITAL INDIA AND ATHMA NIR-BHAR POLICY.

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