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 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 firstname.lastname@example.org .
CBI Press Release
New Delhi , 11.05.2012