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Subadh Kumar Nayak

Rayagada: Ahead of the publication of +2 Commerce results, several students of Rayagada Autonomous College are now getting phone calls from unknown numbers claiming that they have failed in the examination. Surprisingly, the unidentified callers are providing assurance to the students as well as to their guardians to make their wards pass the examination.

All this can only happen if they deposit money in a particular bank account. This seems to be a new method of some fraudsters to trick pupils in Odisha.

Meanwhile, the authorities of Rayagada Autonomous College have urged the students and their parents not to panic and ignore such fake calls.

"The callers are providing IFSC code and other bank details and asking students and their parents to deposit money. While some students know that these are fake calls and they might get duped, others are now in panic. However, they should not be worried and we are planning to sensitise them," said Rayagada Autonomous College Principal, Surya Narayan Tripathi.

Rayagada SDPO Tapan Narayan Rath on the other hand also urged students to refrain from making any payments. "We suspect involvement of some criminal gangs either from the State or outside as the callers are also communicating in Hindi. Such calls are fake and only a medium to extort money by cheating the students," Rath said.

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