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Dreams Dashed in Italy Scam: Nagpur Students Duped by Pune Consultancy

Aspirants lured with promises of Italian degrees, lose lakhs in alleged document fabrication racket

The aspirations of Nagpur students seeking higher education opportunities in Italy were cruelly shattered by a Pune-based consultancy, My College Khoj, in a suspected scam that has left hundreds across Maharashtra financially and emotionally drained.

The accused, identified as Sourabh Manoj Zha, Amitkumar, and Pratibha Bhati, allegedly lured hopeful students with promises of securing admissions to Italian colleges and fabricating necessary documents. Their web of deceit reportedly netted them lakhs of rupees, with individual victims losing between Rs 2 lakh and Rs 5 lakh.

The scam unraveled when a Thane-based woman, working in a Mumbai software company, lodged a complaint at the Vimantal police station on February 3rd. Based on her statement, an FIR was registered against four individuals associated with My College Khoj, charging them with cheating, forgery, and counterfeiting under relevant sections of the Indian Penal Code.

This incident serves as a stark reminder for students and job seekers to exercise caution when dealing with unknown consultancies. Thorough research, verification of credentials, and avoiding hefty upfront payments are crucial in protecting oneself from falling prey to such fraudulent schemes.

The investigation into My College Khoj’s alleged malpractices is ongoing, and hopefully, justice will be served for the victims who entrusted their dreams to this fraudulent entity. It is also vital for authorities to raise awareness about such scams and empower students to make informed decisions regarding their academic and career pursuits.

Devashish Jain

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Devashish Jain

I have been a content writer for more than 5 years now and have worked on multiple niches. My articles are well researched and written in a engaging way. I have also written a few eBooks on various topics which are available on Amazon Kindle. If you are looking for a professional and experienced content writer, then please do get in touch with me.

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