Many vehicle owners have started receiving fake messages of e-challans from the fraudsters, to dupe them.
One such message was received today at 8.59 am with an e-challan fine of Rs.2000 from RTO/SDM Hanumangarh (Rajasthan) for truck number PB-08-EC-7263.
According to the owner Hardev Singh from Phagwara, his truck No.PB-08-EC-7263, is parked at Phagwara for the last so many days and also showing at Phagwara as per the GPS.’
“It looks to be a way of cheating by the government whereas for getting permit or tax, no paper is issued. Unfortunately, the receipt of a fake e-challan by me on my phone speaks,” the vehicle owner said.
Fraudsters have started using fake messages of e-challans as bait to dupe city residents.
According to the sources, several residents have received such dubious messages on their mobile phones with a link of e-challans.
When the website mentioned in the message was tried on Google, it looked to be fake and of some make-up ads.