Berhampur, May 14 (LocalWire): Students in the state are awaiting results of the HSC and Plus II examinations, which have been delayed due to Fani.
Even as they wait for the results, they are receiving several calls from unknown numbers asking them to deposit money to certain bank accounts to enhance their marks in different subjects.
These are fake calls from fraudsters, warned police. ‘Such calls should be ignored and immediately reported to police’ said SP (Berhampur) Pinak Mishra.
He issued the warning following complaints from several parents who received these calls recently.
The callers asked them to deposit money to enhance marks of the candidates who appeared in the annual high school certificate (HSC) examination, conducted by the Board of Secondary Examination (BSE) and Plus II examination, conducted by the Council of Higher Secondary Education (CHSE).
The callers demand anything from Rs 5000 to Rs 20,000 depending on the enhancement of marks in different subjects.
‘I have received a call who inquired about my son last Saturday. He demanded Rs 5000 to enhance 10 marks in Mathematics paper,’ said a parent on condition of anonymity.
He was quick to intimate the police on the matter.
‘My niece who appeared for Plus II (Science) examination this year received a call on Sunday demanding money to pass her in the examination. But we ignored the calls suspecting them as fake,’ said SR Choudhury.
‘Several parents complained to us. On verification, we came to know these were fake calls.
Some of these calls were coming from outside the state,’ the SP said. Police said they were trying to identify fake callers who are trying to dupe people.
Kulamani Ojha, deputy secretary of CHSE Berhampur said students should not fall into such traps by fake callers.
Parents in Rayagada district also received such calls a few days ago.
Several Plus II candidates have also received these calls in Berhampur and Purushottampur in Ganjam district.