Tuesday, May 15, 2012

Fraud using name of the Reserve Bank Of India


Today I received an email with subject line "Office of the Reserve Bank Of India". At first glance I was clear that it was an email fraud asking me to reveal my account details and deposit some money to an account mentioned in the email. Surprisingly email had originated from a Brazilian website - www.irmaossoares.com.br and Reply To address was - rbi_customer01service@hotmail.com . There was an attachment, a MS Word file titled Office of the Reserve Bank Of India. I downloaded that attachment and its contents are listed below. I felt like sharing this with all of you as such emails are used by certain elements to siphon money off accounts. So if you ever receive such emails, take a printout for future reference and mark them as spam.

Office of the Reserve Bank Of India
6,Sansand Marg, (R.B.I) Building.PB NO 123.
New Delhi:

Financial Regulation and Financial
Inclusion – Working Together or at Cross-purposes:

Our ref: Cbn/Ohg/Oxd1/2011-12
Telex: 09331Credit/RBI.
Payment file: RBI/Ben/09.

PAYMENT NOTIFICATION OF YOUR FUNDS.

Attn: Beneficiary,

The transfer department of the 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 RBI government 2011 to 2012 According to your file, Your payment is categorized as: contract type: Lottery/inheritance/unpaid contract funds/ undelivered Lottery fund. Payment file: RBI/id1033/09. Payment amount: 500,000 USD Five Hundred Thousand Us Dollar Sterling. But recently, on the 05th of JULY, 2011. The Reserve Bank of India (RBI) Governor, Dr D. Subbarao, met with the Senate Tax Committee On Finance RBI Mumbai branch. Regarding unclaimed funds which have been due for a long run, at end of the meeting (RBI) Governor, Dr D. Subbarao mandate all unclaimed funds to be release back to the beneficiary stating that it’s 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 500,000 USD { Five Hundred Thousand Us Dollar Sterling } will be release to you, as it was committed for (RBI) Governor that Beneficiary will have to pay crediting fees only. So you are therefore required to pay 17,500.INR ONLY. To credit your account immediately making a decline for 2 working day after date of receiving this mail. Also reconfirm/provide your bank account details-for crediting.


Please you are advised to fill the form below and send it immediately   to our transfer department of Foreign Exchange Department for verification through email below for prompt collection of your fund. 

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(Department of Payment and Settlement Systems)
CONTACT EMAIL:    rbi_customer01service@hotmail.com
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FILL THE BELOW FORM COMPLETELY AND SEND TO PAYMENT OFFICER.
1.) FULL NAME:---------------------------
2.) AGE:------------------------------------
3.) SEX:-------------------------------------
4.) ADDRESS:--------------------------------
5.) ZIP/POSTAL CODE:------------------------
6.) STATE/CITY:------------------------
7.) COUNTRY:---------------------------------
8.) MOBILE NUMBER:------------------------
9.) OCCUPATION/POSITION:---------------------
10.) BANK NAME:-----------------------
11.) ACCOUNT NAME:-----------------------
12.) ACCOUNT NUMBER:-------------------------
13.) BANK ADDRESS:--------------------------

Sincerely Yours
Funds Remittance Department
Reserve Bank Of India

7 comments:

  1. i got the same maill...and the contact email id was this: dereservebnk0012@hotmail.com

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    1. Hello Vandana, can you please forward that email to me?

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  2. Hello Vandana, can you please forward that email to me?

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  3. I HAVE ALREADY BEEN CHEATED TO THE TUNE OF Rs.62740.00 BY ROYAL BANK OF SCOTLAND AND THE BRITISH HIGH COMMISSION, I HAVE SENT ALL THE DETAILS TO CBI, BUT, UNTIL NOW THERE IS NO REPLY FROM CBI?

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    1. Dear Yusuf,

      I think you might need to contact local police station to put this issue through right channel. From what I know, CBI does not take up these cases directly. For further clarifications you can also check with local CBI office.

      Please note that Royal Bank of Scotland and British High Commission might not be a part of it. Crooks might have used names of these institution in their email to make it sound authentic. Be careful next time.

      Could you please share entire episode with us, so that others can be warned as well?

      Regards,

      Vishal Kansagra

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  4. this is the new scam i received :

    Attn Yusuf Syed
    Inbox
    x


    RESERVE BANK OF INDIA reservebanktransferdept@financier.com via yahoo.com
    11:48 AM (4 hours ago)

    to me




    CHIEF GENERAL MANAGER- IN-CHARGE FOREIGN EXCHANGE DEPARTMENT
    RESERVE BANK OF INDIA CENTRAL OFFICE, BUILDING 10TH FLOOR, MUMBAI-
    400001- INDIA.

    17th,July, 2012.

    Attn Yusuf Syed
    You are welcome to RESERVE BANK OF INDIA (RBI) . The Reserve Bank of India was established on April 1, 1935 in accordance with the provisions of the Reserve Bank of India Act, 1934.The Central Office of the Reserve Bank was initially established in Calcutta but was permanently moved to Mumbai in 1937. The Central Office is where the Governor sits and where policies are formulated.Though originally privately owned, since nationalization in 1949, the Reserve Bank is fully owned by the Government of India.

    The Preamble of the Reserve Bank of India describes the basic functions of the Reserve Bank as to regulate the issue of Bank Notes and keeping of reserves with a view to securing monetary stability in India and generally to operate the currency and credit system of the country to its advantage.

    THE RESERVE BANK OF INDIA FOREIGN EXCHANGE DEPARTMENT WISH TO INFORM YOU THAT WE HAVE RECEIVED A DEMAND DRAFT OF 6.8 MILLION UNITED STATES DOLLARS ON YOUR NAME MR YUSUF SYED FROM ROYAL BANK OF SCOTLAND PLC LONDON.

    This is to officially inform you that this bank (Reserve bank of India) is in possession of your fund to be transferred to you. Since your amount is a very huge amount, We can then transfer the funds from us down to your local bank account.

    You are to provide us with the following information for confirmation and For the transfer to your Bank account:

    FULL NAME......................................................
    BANK NAME......................................................
    BANK BRANCH................................................
    ACCOUNT NAME.............................................
    ACCOUNT NUMBER......................................
    MOBILE NUMBER.........................................
    VALID HOME ADDRESS............................
    IDENTITY CARD............................................

    Be warned that this Bank do not deal with individual but with our agents in ICICI BANK OR STATE BANK OF INDIA and HDFC BANK ,We look forward to serving you better.

    Smt. M. Hemachandra
    Chief General Manager-in-Charge
    Foreign Exchange Department
    Reserve Bank of India ,Mumbai.

    people beware..........

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    1. Dear Friends,

      Above mentioned letter is a fraudulent email mentioning names of reputable institutes like Reserve Bank of India and Royal Bank of Scotland. One of our readers, Mr. Yusuf Syed has been defrauded of Rs. 62,740. So please beware of any such emails.

      Regards,

      Vishal Kansagra

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