The Army Welfare Education Society has informed the Parents and students that a Scam is targeting the Army schools Students. The Scamster approaches the students by faking the voice of a female and a male. The scamster asks for the personal information and photos of the students by telling them they are taking details for the event, which is being organised by the Army welfare education society for the celebration of independence day. The Army welfare education society intimated that Parents to beware of these calls from scammers.
The students of Army Schools of Jammu & Kashmir, Noida, are getting calls from the scamster. The students were asked to share sensitive information. Students across the country are getting calls and WhatsApp messages from two numbers, which end with 1715 and 2167. The Scamster are posing to be teachers and asking for the students’ names on the pretext of adding them to the WhatsApp Groups. The scamster then sends forms links to the WhatsApp groups and asking students to fill out the form to seek more sensitive information.
- Do Make sure to verify the caller.
- Do block the caller while finding it suspicious.
- Do be careful while sharing personal Information.
- Do inform the School Authorities while receiving these types of calls and messages posing to be teachers.
- Do Check the legitimacy of any agency and organisation while telling the details
- Do Record Calls asking for personal information.
- Do inform parents about scam calling.
- Do cross-check the caller and ask for crucial information.
- Do make others aware of the scam.
- Don’t answer anonymous calls or unknown calls from anyone.
- Don’t share personal information with anyone.
- Don’t Share OTP with anyone.
- Don’t open suspicious links.
- Don’t fill any forms, asking for personal information
- Don’t confirm your identity until you know the caller.
- Don’t Reply to messages asking for financial information.
- Don’t go to a fake website by following a prompt call.
- Don’t share bank Details and passwords.
- Don’t Make payment over a prompt fake call.
Author: Himanshi Singh, Associate, Policy & Advocacy Team CyberPeace