Beware of Scam- RBI Official Payment Notification
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.
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