Securities and Exchange Board of India
Press Releases. 16/2021
SEBI cautions investors against impersonation
It has come to the notice of the Securities and Exchange Board of India (SEBI) that unscrupulous elements are cheating investors/public using the name of SEBI. These fraudsters are reported to have sent emails impersonating employees of SEBI / posing as officials / posing as official communication channels of SEBI and offer to help investors to resolve their complaints. Often, investors are made to part with money in the name of processing fee, other fees, etc.
SEBI cautions investors against such impersonations and further advises as under:
Investors may also note that SEBI does not seek money or fees in any form for resolution of complaints. Investors / public are advised to exercise caution and not fall prey to fraudulent emails/communication in the name of SEBI or its officials.
April 12, 2021