Thursday, July 14, 2011

Beware of Phishing and Online Frauds- message from RBI and ICICI Banks

Phishing e-mails
Fraudsters send out e-mails asking for your confidential banking information like user ID, password, PIN, CVV, debit card grid-values etc.
With this information the fraudster takes money out of your account or shops online.
The e-mails appear to look like they have been sent from public authorities like The Reserve Bank of India (RBI).
Do not respond to such e-mails, RBI or ICICI Bank will never ask for your confidential banking details.
RBI has issued a clarification that it has never sent any e-mails and also appeals to the members of the public not to respond to such e-mails and not to share their bank account details with anyone for any purpose.

Online frauds
Fraudsters send attractive offers to consumers through letters, e-mails, calls, SMS's etc luring them to invest in schemes or opportunities that sound too good to be true.
The offers are apparently signed by senior authorities of RBI. They often ask consumers to remit money in an unknown account.
Be alert, they are fake offers. RBI and ICICI Bank cautions you not to respond in any manner to such offers of moneys from abroad. RBI does not undertake any type of money arrangement, by whatever name called, and it does not take any responsibility for recovering moneys remitted in response to such fake communications.

To know more about how to safeguard yourself against Phishing and Online Frauds, please visit the concerned Bank.

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