An RBI official today reiterated the central bank’s warning to citizens to ignore fraudulent e -mails that sought to trick them into depositing money in anonymous bank accounts.

In some cases, the ‘phishing’ e-mails were found to contain fake RBI letterheads purportedly signed by its top executives, RBI Regional Director A K Bera said.

The money lost through such e-mails is not recoverable, Bera said.

“Over ten cases of e-mail fraud have been reported at the Foreign Exchange Department of RBI here, where residents have been duped of anything between Rs 50,000 to Rs 1.5 lakh through such fictitious e-mails,” Bera told reporters.

“The ten accounts opened with different private and nationalised banks which were found to be operated as part of this fictitious e-mail fraud have been seized and investigations are underway,” Bera said.

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0 responses to “RBI advises public to ignore phishing e-mails”

  1. Vineeta says:

    Please inform whom to complain in RBI if money is lost due to such phishing e mails??

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