Ravindra Deotare

Beware of Scam- RBI Official Payment Notification

Ravindra Deotare Mar 20, 2012     13
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This scam email pretends to be from the Reserve Bank of India (RBI) office and also carries a doc file as an attachment. In the doc file, well-crafted and professional looking statements are used by the scammer to trick the user.

The scammer is offering the user some unclaimed money from the Reserve Bank of India (RBI) itself.
To make this offer appear realistic, the name of the RBI Governor, D Subbarao, has also been cleverly used. After creating a socially engineered atmosphere of money gain in the mind of the user, the scammer eventually puts forth his intention of acquiring personal and bank details. The scammer then proceeds to ask for RS 14,400 for crediting the unclaimed amount to the user’s account on the same day.

The scam artist has not hesitated to use the RBI Governor’s name, in addition to seeking details like full name, age, sex, address, bank details, etc, so this is a worrying observation. Many unsuspecting users could fall prey to such cleverly engineered tricks.

Quick Heal recommends that you ignore such emails and do not even reply to them.

Posted under: Email, Malware
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  • I also got this mail and kew it is a fraud,. just want to know, rather share it is alive even after the march 20th advent of it

    so pl share it in public forums jyotish forums, health, students college boards etc


  • Thanks for this information, i already reported such emails as SPAM.

  • I also got this mail today. I knew it before coz I got number of mails before. In my opinion this has become a trend of sending such emails. and no one is taking action on such email sender’s. I request you to please take some action against these frauds catching there IP address they can be caught. Below is the mail address through I got the RBI fraud mail :


    prabhat kumar

    • Rajib Singha

      Hello Prabhat,

      Thank you for bringing this to our notice. Also, if you keep getting such emails, then you can report the incident to your bank.


  • Thank you very much.
    I got this fraud mail just now and I copied the mail heading to google search and came here.


  • I also got one. I’m totally confused by this spam .thank u very much for information

  • I also got this mail…and confused to decide this is froad aur real..but now i m now free mind..thanks

  • I also got this mail few days ago. and reply this fill with address & a/c age,etc.I also confused to deecide this froad or real.Now finally get my answer. thanks.

  • pls find the format they attached to the scam mail… Pls ignore such mails..


    JANPATH, NEW DELHI, H.O. 110001,
    Webs Sit. imfandrbi.webs.com
    Customer services,
    Payment file: RBI-DEL/id1033/11.
    Payment amount: £ 500,000. GBP

    Attn: Beneficiary,
    The Foreign Exchange Transfer Department Reserve Bank of India has decided to bring to your attention, that you were listed as a beneficiary in the recent schedule for payment of outstanding debts incurred by the BRITISH GOVERNMENT pending since 2007 to 2014 according to your file record with your email address, Your payment is categorized as:
    Contract type: Lottery/inheritance/ unpaid contract funds/ Undelivered Lottery fund/
    Recently on the 1st of January, 2014. The Reserve Bank of India (RBI) Governor, Dr Raghuram Rajan and Ban Ki-moon Secretary-General of the United Nations met with the Senate Tax Committee on Finance RBI Mumbai/Delhi branch. Regarding unclaimed funds which have been due for a long run, at end of the meeting (RBI) Governor, Dr Raghuram Rajan mandate all unclaimed funds to be released back to the beneficiary stating that it is an unfair practice to withhold funds for government basket for one reason or the other for tax accumulations. Therefore, we are writing this email to inform you that £500,000GBP will be release to you in your name, as it was committed for (RBI) Governor that Beneficiary will have to pay crediting fees only. So you are therefore required to pay 22,500 INR ONLY in cash deposit. To credit your account immediately making a decline for 2 working days after date of receiving this mail. Also reconfirm your details- for crediting.
    Please you are advised to fill the form below and send it immediately to our transfer department for verification through email below for prompt collection of your fund. Manager Name MRS ANITA 1 in charges of foreign
    exchange E-mail: rbiclaimsfunds@hotmail.com
    Fill The Form Below:
    1. Full Names:
    2. Residential Address:
    3. Mobile Number:
    5. Occupation:
    7. Sex:
    8. Age:
    9. Send Us One Passport And One Photos
    10. Reply to this email: rbiclaimsfunds@hotmail.com
    11. Marital Status:
    12. E-mail id:
    13. Bank Name:
    14. Account Number:
    15. Account Holders Name:
    16. Bank Branch.
    For More Details Contact:
    Mrs. Anita Sharma T.D /New Delhi
    Email: rbiclaimsfunds@hotmail.com
    Webs Sit. imfandrbi.webs.com
    Mr. MR MIKE JOHN is the assign British Agent (foreigner) to monitor your transfer upon the crediting of you account.
    Every document including certificate of fund, brochure of company will be courier to your home address immediately after your transfer.
    This Bank management will proceed further after your swift response to this mail for security proposes for the best of your interest without delay; your urgent response
    is highly anticipated.

    Claim Your (£500, 000.00GBP)

    Accept my hearty congratulations once again!
    Yours faithfully,
    Dr Raghuram Rajan

    • Rahul Thadani

      Hi Sachin,

      Thank you for sharing your experience and the email you received. Such information allows others to be aware about and safe against such misleading phishing emails.


  • I also got such an email. Thanks for sharing the information and clearing the confusion. Anybody pls advise how to report such cheating to proper authorities.

  • I also got this mail today and confused to decide this is froad aur real..but now i m not confused. they are fraud and want to cheat me and others

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