Beware of fake Women and Child Development website: Government Sector

Vastavam web: 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 on monday. 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. All details of the ministry are published only on www.wcd.nic.in, 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. “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. Allegedly, the fake website was charging Rs 200 per registration. Cases under relevant section of IPC and IT Act were registered. The accused has been identified and we are on the lookout for him, the police said.