CBSE fake website alert: Parents must know details of advisory

Bhubaneswar: The Central Board of Secondary Education (CBSE) has warned people against commercial websites which are using the board’s logo to mislead students. The board has meanwhile issued an advisory in this regard.

“It has come to notice of the board that various commercial websites have created CBSE look alike pages with logo of CBSE on social networking sites for registration of candidates. This is creating confusion among public,” an advisory of the CBSE read.

The board has also advised people to visit its official website in case of any confusion or query.

“The members of public are, therefore, advised to visit CBSE official website for authentic and official information and prevent themselves from being cheated by the unscrupulous elements. Any information available or displayed other than the CBSE website, must be got verified from the official website. CBSE never asks for any details directly from the students through e-mail, facebook, twitter, phone or any other source,” it stated.

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The board had earlier alerted people of unscrupulous callers/cheaters who were fraudulently impersonating themselves as officer/officials of CBSE and some of them making of fake calls in the name of officers of the board and asking the members of public and students to deposit money in the bank account numbers given by them promising to facilitate them
in CBSE.