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Regarding Circulation of False Messages by Mitul Gada & Associates:
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It has come to our attention that a coaching institute named Mitul Gada & Associates, which offers coaching classes from its centres located at 4th floor, A-wing, BEST complex, next to McDonald’s, opp. railway station, Andheri (W), Mumbai – 400058 and Damodar Mahal, lane opp. to Shalimar hotel, behind Birdy's, Kemps Corner, Mumbai – 400036, is soliciting Graduate Management Admission Test® (GMAT®) candidates by circulating false text messages through an “mba.com” handle claiming that they are recommended trainers for “authentic GMAT Prep®”.

The said coaching institute is also circulating emails through mitul.gada.05@gmail.com and math@mitulgada.com, falsely claiming that it is “associated with the GMAC Council” and is supporting GMAC to enhance “the quality of administration and test questions”.

The Graduate Management Admission Council® (GMAC®) hereby wishes to caution all GMAT candidates and the general public that neither GMAC nor mba.com (a website owned by GMAC) is associated with Mitul Gada & Associates. Further, GMAC conducts the GMAT exam independently and is neither affiliated with nor otherwise recommends any coaching institute offering test preparation services.

The candidates and general public are further cautioned that all such text messages and emails are being issued by the said coaching institute without any lawful authorization and with a view to mislead the candidates to enroll in its programs under the mistaken impression that they are affiliated or otherwise accredited with GMAC.

You are further advised to report such misleading communications to GMAC at testsecurity@gmac.com or pvtestsecurity@pearson.com.

Sincerely,

Official GMAT Team, India
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Thank you! That’s is pretty crazy! It must be bad enough that they sent this email out.

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It had to be bad.
GMAT even mentioned all the details about the Fraudster. So someone must have complained and the limit is using the mba.com handle for text messages.
Claims "that it is “associated with the GMAC Council” and is supporting GMAC to enhance “the quality of administration and test questions”. are Nasty to lure the students into their trap. GMAC had to do something to be safe and to save applicants from such people.

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I do love their address. You would think it would be a dead giveaway :-) or is this prime real estate? :-)

4th floor, A-wing, BEST complex, next to McDonald’s, opp. railway station, Andheri (W),

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I do love their address. You would think it would be a dead giveaway :-) or is this prime real estate? :-)

4th floor, A-wing, BEST complex, next to McDonald’s, opp. railway station, Andheri (W),

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Nope, it is the Bat cave ..........and McD for a burger and french fries just in case.
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I do love their address. You would think it would be a dead giveaway :-) or is this prime real estate? :-)

4th floor, A-wing, BEST complex, next to McDonald’s, opp. railway station, Andheri (W),

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Nope, it is the Bat cave ..........and McD for a burger and french fries just in case.


I did not know you were an expert on Bombay locations ;)
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I had contacted GMAC almost 6 months back informing them of such activities by mitulgada. I did not receive any reply from GMAC.

Great that they have come forward with this release.
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Thank you for posting fitzpratik!

That’s sneaky!!!
How did they get people’s info?

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Thank you for posting fitzpratik!

That’s sneaky!!!
How did they get people’s info?

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I think they usually get data from the contact details shared with other test-prep companies during MBA fairs.

I base my assumption on the fact that I never got email communication (as I never share my actual email id) but i did share my contact number - ONCE!!!
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And Once was enough for them to send this message fitzpratik
Imagine what they would have done if this was not exposed.

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Thank you for posting fitzpratik!

That’s sneaky!!!
How did they get people’s info?

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I think they usually get data from the contact details shared with other test-prep companies during MBA fairs.

I base my assumption on the fact that I never got email communication (as I never share my actual email id) but i did share my contact number - ONCE!!!

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This is the Guy.. and on google you can find that it has approx 44 reviews with average rating of 4.5/5
How these people do such things?
you can even see reviews from different accounts. recently few of them posted reviews regarding his false claim.

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So someone must have complained and the limit is using the mba.com handle for text messages.
I hope they don't just come back with mga.com :)
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So someone must have complained and the limit is using the mba.com handle for text messages.
I hope they don't just come back with mga.com :)


Nice one Ajitesh :lol: . There is every chance that they would say "It was not mba. com but mga.com as typo is very common :-D .
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