Hello Dear Visitor,
I do not write much in here these days but only when I feel I should jot down my thoughts which shake me to the core. I'm here to share a very heart-wrenching incident that happened to me yesterday.
I'm currently a student pursuing a PhD in Bioinformatics for the past 3 years without any stipend or funding. I have been doing my studies independently on my self-financed lab equipment.
Yesterday I got scammed of ₹22,550 (approximately $318.80).
I had visited the local ICICI Kalikapur Bank to transfer my bank balance.
After coming back home, I had some more queries in mind. So I decided to call them regarding the pending transfer.
To my stroke of extreme bad luck, I called a number that I found from Google business listings.
That number actually belongs to a fraudster. It is listed as an official number of the bank branch.
Convinced that I was continuing my conversation I had in the bank a while ago in person, I got scammed black and blue.
Now I have ₹3 in the account.
Is this how dreams are shattered? The amount was being saved to setup an Open Source Computing Lab and now that dream is in ruins.
I have reached out to the banks and also reported the incident to my nearest police station.
I was building the lab because I want to do independent research..to help students like me learn about GPU Computing..to learn and research how to understand disease with GPU powered Bioinformatics.
Yesterday's incident was disastrous indeed. I wonder why scammers don't do a background check on their victim's monthly income before sucking the life out of them?
Life is so unpredictable..who knows what is going to happen next..big lesson learnt..a lesson for life.
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