ADVISORY TO THE PUBLIC TO BE VIGILANT AGAINST CONMEN POSING AS CBI OFFICERS/ACQUAINTANCES OF CBI OFFICERS AND FRAUDULENT E-MAILS BEARING CBI LOGO.
Certain instances of some conmen/fraudsters posing as CBI officers / acquaintances of CBI officers and trying to extort money and / or favours from the general public / public servants have come to the notice of the Central Bureau of Investigation (CBI).
Such imposters generally approach unsuspecting members of the public / public servants and offer to ‘settle complaints/cases’ in exchange for money or favours. They normally avoid showing any Identity Card.
It has also been reported that certain e-mails with a CBI logo, and bearing names of senior CBI officers, are being sent to the public, claiming to validate foreign transactions such as fund transfers/overseas employment/payments made by purported international organizations in the form of lottery proceeds, bank transfers etc.
This is to alert the public that:
- Any demand of money / favours to settle complaints, made by person/s claiming to be from CBI or claiming to have acquaintances with CBI officers, should not be entertained. Such persons should be viewed with suspicion and must be asked to show their Identity proof.
- CBI does not certify / validate any foreign remittance or transaction of funds. Any such e-mail/document is fraudulently generated.
Any queries or complaints in connection with the above can be brought to the notice of the Central Bureau of Investigation, New Delhi at Phone no. 011-24362755, 011-24361273 or by email at email@example.com .
CBI Press Release
New Delhi , 11.05.2012