Caution against Ed-tech companies

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-Subrat Tarenia


The Ministry of Education released an advisory cautioning parents about Ed-tech companies offering free online courses to students. A thorough evaluation should be done by the parents and students before opting for any free online courses that are promised by some fraudulent companies. Apparently, these  ed-tech companies are luring parents and getting the Electronic Fund Transfer (EFT) mandate signed .They are also activating the Auto-debit feature, especially targeting the vulnerable families.


How Parents and Students can Avoid Getting Duped in the Name of Free Online Courses


  • Students & parents have been asked to do a background check, read through the reviews and ensure that no financial transactions take place without their consent.
  • Avoid installing any mobile ed-tech applications without verifying the authenticity.
  • Avoid credit or debit cards registration on apps for subscriptions.
  • Avoid sharing personal information like emails, contact numbers, card details ,bank account,OTP or addresses online.
  • Students have also been encouraged to access free e-learning services being provided by the Ministry of Education such as Diksha, Swayam, and NIOS.


Fake online courses and any cyber fraud related to these ed-tech companies much be immediately reported in the below links :



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