Man donated ₹2000 to Kerala relief fund through Paytm, receives certificate of ₹3 from govt

Paytm users have shared the screenshots on Twitter of the donation amount they paid for Kerala Chief Minister’s relief fund and the screenshots of certificate they received from state government

Photo courtesy: social media
Photo courtesy: social media

Zaheeb Ajmal

Paytm users have shared the screenshots on Twitter of the amounts they have donated to the Kerala Chief Minister’s relief fund and the screenshots of certificate they received from state government. The certificate of the state government and Paytm shows a huge difference in the amount paid by the users.

Rameshwar Singh while sharing the screenshots said, “Donated 500 towards Kerala relief fund using Paytm but received receipt from Kerala government only 3rs.where is the leak on this.”

Another twitter user Haribabu said that he had donated₹2000 but received the certificate of only ₹3.

“Donated 2000 RS towards "Kerala fund" through PayTm and today got confirmation from CMDRF saying I donated only 3 RS. Whats wrong here.”

“I paid ₹300 for Kerala relief fund but I got a receipt of ₹3. Explain this?, tweeted Megananda Swamigal.

This news comes after three Paytm employees were arrested on Monday, October 22, for allegedly trying to extort ₹20 crore from the e-wallet giant's founder Vijay Shekhar Sharma after threatening to leak stolen personal data and confidential information, people have posted screen

Earlier, investigative news website Cobrapost in May 2018 released a ‘sting’ video that allegedly shows a senior official of digital payments app Paytm claiming that the Prime Minister’s Office asked the company to share user data in the aftermath of heavy stone-pelting in Kashmir last year.

The video shows Ajay Shekhar Sharma, who is a senior vice president at the firm, purportedly telling the Cobrapost journalist that the PMO asked for the personal data of some Paytm users in order to identify if any of them were stone-pelters.

Questions were sent to both the Kerala government and Paytm, but National Herald got no responses. As and when the responses come in, this story will be updated.

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