Edu Ministry advises students to beware of fake websites

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New Delhi: The Ministry of Education on March 7, 2022, advised students of fake websites.

The Ministry said in a press release that it has come to its that several websites have been created with the name similar to the schemes (like www.sarvashiksha.online, https://samagra.shikshaabhiyan.co.in, https://shikshaabhiyan.org.in) in order to dupe innocent applicants.

 “These websites are offering employment opportunities to the aspiring candidates and misguiding the job aspirants through the layout of website, content and presentation in a manner similar to original website and asking for money from the respondents for the applications,” the Ministry said.

It added that “while, these websites have come to the notice of the Department of School Education and Literacy, there may be more such other websites/social media accounts promising jobs and demanding money for recruitment process”.

The Ministry advised the General Public to avoid applying for job opportunities on such websites and to ensure themselves that the websites are authorised by visiting the official website of the concerned Department/personal inquiry/telephone call/e-mail to safeguard their own interest.

Any person applying on these websites will be doing so at his own risk & cost and shall be responsible for the consequences thereof, it said. (Press Release)

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