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Old 20th September 2016, 17:00   #31
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Have you guys got calls from a supposed NGO asking for money for kid at deathbed at some hospital?

The person calling will be frantic and would be speaking in a very distressed voice as if the world is going to end. Got the details of the supposed kid once and called up the hospital in which he was apparently admitted in. Turns out no such patient and no such cases.
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Have you guys got calls from a supposed NGO asking for money for kid at deathbed at some hospital?

The person calling will be frantic and would be speaking in a very distressed voice as if the world is going to end. Got the details of the supposed kid once and called up the hospital in which he was apparently admitted in. Turns out no such patient and no such cases.
The moment I hear NGO on my phone, I tell them I am a student and hence cannot donate anything.

Once a lady at the other end had the cheek to tell me that my voice sounds like that of a professional and not of a student. I gave her a nice little smashing and disconnected the call.
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Unfortunately the ladies in the house generally fall for the "Kid needs money for treatment" scam and they fall so bad that they actually go ahead with the process. I got a call like this once and I bluntly told them that I will not pay a penny since I cant verify. If its someone in my city who needs help, I will visit the patient in the hospital myself, talk tot he doctors, and then pay what I feel like else not a penny.

Wifey got such a call and she was almost in tears asking me what to do. I told her the same what I had been doing. The scamster had got a wind of her being emotional and actually creating a picture of the sick kid and she ended up calling up and pestering my wife many times. Finally asked my wife to do the same that I do.

Also I have noticed that such calls generally increase when on roaming which makes me believe that telecom operators are hand in gloves with these idiots. Also TRAI putting a ban and my number being registered in the DO NOT DISTURB registry seems to be making no difference at all.

These days, thanks to truecaller, half of these scam calls get blocked automatically and the remaining get blocked by me once the name gets displayed on the screen. A very handy app and kudos to the developers for creating it. Life has been more easier now.
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This was forwarded as a joke at work ( because of you know what ), wasn't amusing though...



Apparently, this is big business, a casual search turned up tons of such videos !

Was shocked by how many people had been scammed & by how much !

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Over the past couple of years I have been contacted by many NGOs claiming to be representing poor folks who require immediate funds for various medical treatments. For the very first time I got swayed and did make a small donation. Then I read some reviews that that NGO was fraud and were fleecing people. Thereafter they started calling me to help for other cases too. It was never ending and every time I was left with a guilt as I had to decline politely. Finally I blocked all the numbers that they used to call from.

I tried to research this NGO and online everything appeared fine and genuine. In fact they have masked the webpage in such a way that any person visiting it will definitely be convinced that everything written there is genuine.

Recently I started getting calls from another NGO Child Care Foundation with similar requests. My mind keep wavering on whether to help or not. The problem is they demand money to be transferred immediately as some or the other procedure needs to be done soon else it gets life threatening.

I am all for helping but I don't like being emotionally blackmailed into doing something whether it is good or bad. At the same time, I want to know the following ...

1. How do I know exactly how much money is genuinely required for a surgery or procedure?
2. There are many government hospitals with good tertiary care doctors in Mumbai/Delhi. Why doesn't these NGO's admit the patient there? Hospitals like KEM, JJ, Bhabha etc. are really good Govt. Hospitals. Is there a tie up between this NGO and the hospital to make more money than necessary?
3. How do I know my entire money is spent on the treatment and not funding some middlemen?
4. They claim that we can get tax deduction upto 50% for donations but for that this NGO need to be registered as a charitable trust. How do I know if they are registered for that? Their website do not give any hint of that.
5. Lastly, I have planned a regular donation to totally Govt. agency like National Illness Assistance Fund or National Children's fund. Shouldn't that fund such critically ill patients?


Beware of calls from nationalngo.org and childcarefoundation.org

Another point : When you go to any large shops in shopping malls or convenient stores, at the billing counter the cashier will ask your mobile number. Never give them your mobile number. These numbers get into their database which they eventually sell to these fraud NGOs.
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In my case, it was a SBI bank manager, no less! Same ploy. I was kinda free that time and decided to have some fun.

He was talking in an authoritative tone through out and I acted gullible and scared. Whenever I asked him to get the details himself as he was the bank manager, he threatened to block my account and I wouldn't be able to withdraw even a rupee.
Same thing happened at my place. Someone called up my dad and threatened to block his card unless it was renewed urgently. My dad is a bit senile, and went ahead and gave him the card details. I was just passing by when i saw him give out the card details. Immediately cut the call, and blocked the card.

I wonder if there has been some breach at SBI.
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