Phishing mails not from RBI
Don’t give your bank account details to callers
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Srinagar, Aug 7: If you are receiving phishing mails asking you for updating bank account details, beware, it is a fraud!
The Central Bank today clarified that it is not sending any mail inviting bank customers to update their bank account details against online phishing".
It said: “It has come to the notice of the Reserve Bank of India that mail has been sent in its name inviting bank customers to update their bank account details against online phishing."
The RBI clarified that it has NOT sent any such email.
It has further clarified that the Reserve Bank or banks never issue communication asking for bank account details for any purpose.
The RBI has appealed to members of public not to respond to such mails and not to share their bank account details with anyone for any purpose, the RBI posted on its website.
To mention, earlier the RBI had issued an advisory cautioning the members of public against responding in any manner to offers of moneys from abroad.
The Central Bank had said that such offers are fraudulent and advised the public to immediately register a complaint with the local police/ cyber crime authorities when they receive such offers or become a victim of any such fraud.
It had also cautioned the people in general against making any remittance towards participation in such schemes/offers from unknown entities “since such remittances are illegal and any resident in India collecting and effecting/remitting such payments directly/indirectly outside India is liable to be proceeded against for contravention of the Foreign Exchange Management Act, 1999.”
The Reserve Bank had stated that it does not undertake any type of money arrangement, by whatever name called, and it does not take any responsibility for recovering moneys remitted in response to such bogus communication.
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Lastupdate on : Sun, 7 Aug 2011 18:30:00 GMT
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