Ravindra Deotare

Beware of Scam- RBI Official Payment Notification

Ravindra Deotare Mar 20, 2012     6
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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

    RESERVE BANK OF INDIA OFFICIAL PAYMENT NOTIFICATION
    gbp

  • 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 :

    notice13atNoticeAlert971.onmicrosoft.com

    regards
    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.

      Regards,

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

    :)

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