Bengaluru: Scamsters are targeting motorists looking to install HSRP number plates

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Published October 24, 2023 at 5:15am

Update October 24, 2023 at 7:08am

    State government provided a portal for citizens to register themselves for getting HSRP number plates

    MORTH has set a deadline of November 17th

    The Karnataka Vehicle Number Plates Manufacturers and Seller Association has however registered their opposition to this move

Scamsters have found a new avenue to mint money ever since the Karnataka state government provided a portal for citizens to register themselves for getting high- security number plates (HSRP). The transport department had broadcasted that citizens could apply for HSRP number plates via https://transport.karnataka.gov.in OR www.siam.in. Several fake sites have however been propped up. 

A motorist Pasha was scammed of Rs 590 through one such site.  “I went to a showroom to get the HSRP number plate. They told me to check the procedure online. I found a site hsrpbooking.com that promised to deliver the HSRP number plates. I entered all the vehicle details for the booking. Further, I was asked to make a payment using a QR code. But after payment, I realised that there was no notification or acknowledgement. I tried contacting the contact number mentioned, and one of the call verification apps showed it as fraud. I fell into this trap because I was ill-informed by the showroom staff,” said Ansar Pasha, in an interaction with Bangalore Mirror

The Ministry of Road Transport and Highways has set a deadline of November 17th for the installation of the HSRPs for all vehicles bought before April 2019. The Karnataka Vehicle Number Plates Manufacturers and Seller Association has however registered their opposition to this move. They have claimed that it favours a miniscule set of manufacturers.

Bengaluru: Scamsters are targeting motorists looking to install HSRP number plates

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    State government provided a portal for citizens to register themselves for getting HSRP number plates

    MORTH has set a deadline of November 17th

    The Karnataka Vehicle Number Plates Manufacturers and Seller Association has however registered their opposition to this move

Scamsters have found a new avenue to mint money ever since the Karnataka state government provided a portal for citizens to register themselves for getting high- security number plates (HSRP). The transport department had broadcasted that citizens could apply for HSRP number plates via https://transport.karnataka.gov.in OR www.siam.in. Several fake sites have however been propped up. 

A motorist Pasha was scammed of Rs 590 through one such site.  “I went to a showroom to get the HSRP number plate. They told me to check the procedure online. I found a site hsrpbooking.com that promised to deliver the HSRP number plates. I entered all the vehicle details for the booking. Further, I was asked to make a payment using a QR code. But after payment, I realised that there was no notification or acknowledgement. I tried contacting the contact number mentioned, and one of the call verification apps showed it as fraud. I fell into this trap because I was ill-informed by the showroom staff,” said Ansar Pasha, in an interaction with Bangalore Mirror

The Ministry of Road Transport and Highways has set a deadline of November 17th for the installation of the HSRPs for all vehicles bought before April 2019. The Karnataka Vehicle Number Plates Manufacturers and Seller Association has however registered their opposition to this move. They have claimed that it favours a miniscule set of manufacturers.

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