This is about a scam run by few NGOs based on charity.
These fake NGOs are namely
- Mission Heal,
- A Giggles Welfare organization.
All these NGOs are scams and fraudsters. Their plan of operation is such that they will first contact you over phone and will introduce themselves as one of the student volunteers of the NGO and then will describe the plight of a poor child admitted at ALL INDIA INSTITUTE OF MEDICAL SCIENCES [AIIMS (Delhi,India)]. And then will ask to donate money to the NGOs account.
And the biggest part is that this scam is a big matrix beyond our imagination and we won’t feel like its fake in the first look.
Why we won’t feel them that they are fake?
They are able to procure a NGO certificate from Govt (authenticity yet to be proved). Their name is been listed in Govts NGO website. They have a rehabilitation center which will look real in a photograph but doesnt have any children being admitted or served at the center. By some spurious means they are able to obtain certificate of appreciation from PM & Health minister. They have a participation certificate for a seminar conducted at AIIMS with them. They have procured medical records of few children treated at AIIMS. The treating doctor will usually write referral letters to medical social welfare unit of the hospitals to find out fund for treating these poor children. They have procured these referral letters and on those letters they themselves have over written that ‘the case has been forwarded to relief India Trust/mission heal for needful’. It’s all been published in their site. When we doubt about their authenticity they will ask us to come online and will show all these letters, certificates, NGO certification etc published on their website. On the first look, no one can doubt their genuineness.
But truth is that these three NGOs doesn’t have any role in collecting money for poor patients admitted at AIIMS. Most of the cases published in their sites are from AIIMS and Kalawati Saran Children Hospital. These two hospitals have got their own medical social welfare unit to raise fund for treatment of the poor. They doesn’t endorse any outside NGO s to collect money for poor patients.
We have confirmed it with AIIMS Medical social welfare unit. (Email attached). Only the medical social welfare unit of AIIMS is authorized to receive donations on behalf of poor children admitted at AIIMS. The unit has advised not to donate to any of these NGOs because the unit has not endorsed these NGOs to collect money for patients admitted at AIIMS. They are behind these three fraud NGOs and have asked to report such calls and emails with phone numbers and email to
(Their email email@example.com )
This is a commission based scam. The student volunteers don’t have much idea about the real scam running behind. Each student volunteer is provided with case record of a child and they are instructed to raise about 1lakh for each case. The commission offered for student volunteers ranges from 10% to above. They will plead you beg you and go to any level for meeting their target. The amount donated goes to the NGOs account but never been spend for charity because these fake NGOs doesn’t have any connection with AIIMS or Kalawati saran hospital. The student volunteers are instructed to work such that , they should make their client donate before any further suspicion on activity of NGO arises on clients mind. They literally give you an emotional blackmail explaining about the sad condition of the poor parents and the child.
This is a well-structured scam based on charity. There might be many behind the scenes persons might have involved in it. Even if they are fake these people are able to obtain NGO certification from govt. They are able to obtain latest case records from AIIMS.
So it’s not scam run by few students. Inside people might also be helping them.
The only thing you can do is to report such calls to medical social department of AIIMS http://firstname.lastname@example.org
(with inputs from Asthar K)