mumbai: RBI has cautioned the public against fictitious e-mails sent in the names of the central bank and Governor Raghuram Rajan promising windfall gains, saying it does not send out such communications.
The bank has run awareness campaigns about fake e-mails on a regular basis through its website and other media, an RBI spokesperson said.
Rajan took over as the 23rd Governor of the RBI on September 4, replacing D Subbarao. A few months ago, there was a scam involving the impersonation of former RBI Governor Subbarao. E-mails purportedly sent by the RBI offering to transfer $12 mn to the receiver’s personal account were in circulation.
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.”

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