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RBI alerts people against fake e-mails

The RBI has run awareness campaigns about fake e-mails on a regular basis through its website and other media.

November 12, 2013 12:45 IST | India Infoline News Service
The Reserve Bank of India (RBI) has warned the public against fake e-mails sent in the names of the central bank and Governor Raghuram Rajan promising significant return, according to a media report.

The central bank said that it does not send out such communications, the report added.
The RBI has run awareness campaigns about fake e-mails on a regular basis through its website and other media.

In one of its latest awareness drives, the RBI had said, "It has come to the notice that an e-mail has been sent in its name from mail id: Reserve Bank of India and signed by RBI, Security Team offering a 'new online security protection' called netsecured to reduce fraud and theft in various banking system."

The RBI has alerted the public that it had not developed any such software, nor had it sent any such mail asking online banking customers to update their account details to secure them.

The RBI does not have any mail id with the extension @rbi.Com, the report further said.

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