Authorities level it as a scam

Tk 50,000 for DU ‘B’ unit question paper?

The Report Desk

Published: February 22, 2024, 07:51 PM

Tk 50,000 for DU ‘B’ unit question paper?

Inside the Curzon Hall admission centre of DU during admission test. File (collected)

A gang has offered to sell "exam questions" for Tk 50,000 ahead of tomorrow‍‍`s admission tests for Dhaka University‍‍`s undergraduate degrees, reports English daily The Daily Star‍‍`s online edition. 

The university management stated that law enforcement was aware of the situation and cautioned parents and students not to fall for the scam. 

DU will hold exams for the B unit -- arts, law, and social sciences faculties -- tomorrow (February 23). The exams will be held from 11:00 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. 

To find out the reality behind the charges, the newspaper‍‍`s DU correspondent discovered that a member of the alleged racket may be reached via Telegram using a QR code.

The question paper gang has been active on social media recently and their activity has gone viral.

When someone sends this person a message asking about question papers, he replies through a voice message, "If you want to get question papers before the exam, send the admit card of the admission test first. I will inform you about the procedure."

Then the person sends a message that reads, "Condition: Total asking price is Tk 50,000; Tk 20,000 in advance and Tk 30,000 after taking the test. Clear picture of the admission card of the B unit

of Dhaka University should be given. Tk 20,000 plus the admit card‍‍`s photo must be submitted by 4:00pm today to join the secret group. If you agree to this condition, let me know and I will add it to the messenger account."

The person also said that they would get the question paper later in the evening.

Calling it a scam, DU Proctor Maksudur Rahman told The Daily Star, "We are aware of this matter. The cybercrime unit of the police has already been informed to take necessary action. They verified and informed us that this group is trying to scam the students."

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