IT’s about day before yesterday, I got a call from an unknown number.
Other side a male voice ——madam I’m speaking from central sector scholarship, Bhopal, Are you (name) from (my complete address).
Though I’d been receiving scholarship since 3 yrs, for excellence in my 10+2 academics, hearing the word scholarship did not take any long to made me all ears, as it was a matter of money and that too, where I’m the receiver.
Me ~yes sir, what’s the matter?
Man over phone ~ madam, actually there is some problem with your account. We are unable to transfer the fund into your account. Can you please tell me what is the issue?
Me- No, there is no problem, my account is active and working fine. earlier scholarship transaction were made to this account only and then you guys had no problem. But if you are saying, I can give you my other account details.
Man over phone – ma’am but there are so many people around facing the same problem ..It will be laborious for us to verify and update the data.
Me- then what should I suppose to do.
Man over phone – Do you hold debit card for this account.
Me ~ No sir, I don’t.
Man over phone~ Then please provide your other account details.
Me ~ ok.
account no. – **************
IFSC code – ************
Man over phone~ ma’am as you know we are updating your accounts details. We would be needing your debit card details for your bank account identification. If you provide the number,soon your money will get transfer.
Me~ which number?
Man over phone~ ma’am that 16 digit number on your debit card.
Me~ why am I suppose to give you that? It’s completely irrelevant.
He insisted upon with various ways And I was rigidly stuck to my call and finally i hung up. although I didn’t provide him information, but i was concerned about my scholarship’s scads of money. And whole night i was floundered by the thoughts, what if they cancel my scholarship? & Then Finally I regretted not providing the information and deep down I decided to call them up very next morning and give all the required information.
Next morning I was in my bed, my mom came and handover the news paper, pointing at some news, To my shock it was about the call a girl received few days back, which was from central sector scholarship asking her to update the details for transferring the funds and without giving another thought she gave all the information, he asked for. Resulting, the funds (99k) she had in her account got gradually withdrawn by the con man.
We are not fools, but yes!! We do get magnetize so easily, when they say our name, address, and to the firm they belong so correctly. Well the rest is just so easy to beguile us. Untill it happen to me, the things were so commonly heard gossips. But getting into such situation is a lesson for life. So Stay alert.