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RBI Issues Caution Against Fake Websites in its Name

By: | February 9, 2018
RBI
Feb 9: The Reserve Bank of India has cautioned the public about the presence of fake websites of Reserve Bank of India with URLs such as www.indiareserveban.orgwww.ribi.orgwww.rbi.inwhich sound similar to the URL of RBI.

These websites were created by some unknown persons but the design and layout are similar to RBI website. The home page of the fake website also contains a provision for “Bank Verification with online account holders” which appears to have been created with a fraudulent intent of obtaining personal and confidential banking details of customers of banks.

The Reserve Bank of India has clarified that as India’s central bank, it does not hold any accounts for individuals and never asks for personal information such as bank account details, passwords, etc. The Reserve Bank cautions members of public that responding online on such websites could result in compromising crucial personal information that may be misused to cause financial and other loss to them.