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Fake mail in the name of vice-chancellor sparks row in North Bengal University

Using the email ID of the vice-chancellor of North Bengal University, fraudsters are asking for money and cash cards from many people in Siliguri. The university authorities have lodged a complaint with the cybercrime department. The vice-chancellor demanded severe punishment for the culprits.
 

Fake mail in the name of vice-chancellor sparks row in North Bengal University-dbr
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West Bengal, First Published Sep 26, 2020, 4:58 PM IST
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Siliguri: Subiresh Bhattacharya, the vice-chancellor of North Bengal University, fell into a trap set by fraudsters on social media. The university authorities have lodged a complaint with the cybercrime department.

Using the email ID of the vice-chancellor of North Bengal University, fraudsters have been asking for money and cash cards from many people in Siliguri. Not just students or researchers, but e-mails have been received by professors and even principals of various colleges. The ID from which the e-mail was sent is the ID of the vice-chancellor of North Bengal University. Mail recipients were shocked when they learned of the incident.

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According to university sources, several people contacted vice-chancellor Subiresh Bhattacharya on the night of September 24. The incident was known by everyone. Vice-chancellor Subiresh Bhattacharya said that someone has intentionally committed this heinous crime to tarnish his and the university’s reputation. He demanded severe punishment for the culprits.

A similar incident took place a few months ago at Burdwan University. The vice-chancellor was targeted by cyber fraudsters. The residents of Burdwan city were getting e-mails from the vice-chancellor’s email ID. When the emails came to light, the university authorities understood that a fake email ID had been created in the name of the vice-chancellor. Several mischiefs were committed using the email ID.

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After the incident, registrar Abhijit Majumder issued a notification on the website of Burdwan University warning people of the existence of such an email ID. Complaints were also lodged with the cybercrime division of the district police.

 
 

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