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RBI warns about fake website in its name

The RBI has cautioned members of public not to fall prey to spurious offers made by the fake website

May 27, 2014 8:18 IST | India Infoline News Service
The Reserve Bank of India (RBI) has warned people of a fake website that’s identical to its own, offering banking facilities and asking people to apply online to open an ‘RBI savings account.’

A fake website has been created at http://www.rbi-inonline.org/savings.html by some unknown persons offering various banking facilities and asking members of public to apply on-line for opening “RBI Savings Account”, the RBI said in a press release on Monday.

“The Reserve Bank clarifies that as India’s central bank, the Reserve Bank of India does not offer services offered by commercial banks, such as savings bank account, current bank account or credit cards. As such, the question of the Reserve Bank offering online banking services, as is indicated on the fake site, does not arise,” the central bank said.

The RBI has cautioned members of public not to fall prey to spurious offers made by the fake website. It has further cautioned public that applying online on that website could result in compromising one’s own crucial personal information, that may be misused to cause financial and other loss to them.

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