Fraud e-mails in name of governor, RBI says beware
The catch is simple too: “RBI never contacts the public via unsolicited phone calls or e-mails asking for money or any other type of personal information.”
The sender of the e-mail demands what seems to be a small amount of Rs 15,500 to release a massive sum of Rs 4,38,57,443.75 to the recipient’s bank account. Also requested are details of PAN card, bank account, payment receipt and passport size photos.
The e-mail tells the recipient that he or she is listed as a beneficiary in the recent schedule for payment of outstanding debts incurred by the British government, pending for 2012.
Spokesperson of RBI Alpana Killawala told Newsline that such “fraud” e-mails have been doing the rounds and clarified that the RBI has not sent out any such mails.
“The RBI never contacts the public via unsolicited phone calls or emails asking for money or any other type of personal information. The organisation does not maintain, give money/foreign currency or any other type of funds to individual or open accounts for/in the name of individuals,” she said.
The RBI has issued advisories, urging the public to remain alert and not to fall prey to
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