Thursday, April 15, 2021

Beware of fake WCD website: Govt circular

New Delhi, August 20: A fake website with Beti Bachao Beti Padhao logo is duping people posing as a government-backed saving scheme, warned an official with the Women and Child Development today.
The fake portal is made to appear a partner of the Ministry of Women and Child Development which aims to secure the future of girl children in the country, the official added.
Advising the people to not fall prey to such fraud, the women and child development ministry has issued a circular stating the ministry does not host the portal and it has not published any kind of form or information on the website.
All details of the ministry are published only on, the circular read.
An official said a SMS and Whatsapp message is circulating, asking persons with girl children between the ages of 1 to 18 years to apply in this fake portal for availing Rs 10,000.
“The fake portal has a form which should be filled by the applicants. The portal carries BBBP logo and photograph of Prime Minister Narendra Modi,” read the circular.
The police said they have registered an FIR.
Allegedly, the fake website was charging Rs 200 per registration. A case of cheating under relevant sections of the IT Act was registered. The accused has been identified and we are on the lookout for him, the police said.
The Sukanya Samriddhi Yojana programme was launched in January 2015 for the welfare of girl children under the Beti Bachao Beti Padhao programme. (PTI)