RBI Email – Payment Notification of your Funds – Facts Analysis


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from:     Reserve Bank rbi_transfer.department[@]bitscn.net
reply-to:     Reserve Bank
subject:     Update Of Your Funds.

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

Financial Regulation and Financial Inclusion

Our ref: Cbn/Ohg/Oxd1/2011
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 2010. to 2011 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: $500,000.00 us dollars.

But recently, on the 05th of September, 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.

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 $500,000.00 will be release to you in your name, as it was committed for (RBI) Governor that Beneficiary will have to pay crediting fees only.

So you are therefore required to pay Rs.10,500 /-.

For the crediting of your account and immediately you make this payment your funds will be transferred into your account same day. Also reconfirm/provide your bank account details-for crediting.

GET BACK TO ME WITH THE BELLOW DETAILS.

1.) FULL NAME:—————————
2.) AGE:————————————
3.) SEX:————————————-
4.) ADDRESS:——————————–
5.) ZIP/POSTAL CODE:————————
6.) STATE/PROVINCE:————————
7.) COUNTRY:———————————
8.) PHONE:———————————–
9.) OCCUPATION/POSITION:———————
10.) BANK DETAILS:——————————

Dr Srinath.

Other Versions

FOREIGN EXCHANGE COMMISSION
FEC – Financial Control Policy Division
Asian Pacific Branch – Section 2 Zone B.
Clearing House Interbank Payments Unit,
Mumbai , India.

Attention  XXXXX,

We are on receipt of your message and request for Demand Draft Payment Clarification.

We have received and confirmed your Foreign Payment Demand Draft of 5,000,000.00 United States Dollars from our branch  Foreign Exchange Commission Head Office in London , United  Kingdom.

In line with Foreign Exchange Commission Foreign Payment Act , we wish to inform you that we must setup a ” Premium Class Account ” on your behalf from where we shall clear your Foreign Demand Draft Payment then transfer to your designated bank account.

Please fill and submit the Online Form by clicking on the link below.

http://www.foreignexchangecommission.org/openaccount.html.

You can reach us at anytime on Processing Departmental Units 91 – 9711156267.

Thank you in anticipation.

Yours faithfully,

Mrs.  Sandra   Shaw  ( Deputy Chairman ).
Foreign Payment Processing Units.
Foreign Exchange Commission Zone – B
Foreign Exchange Commission India.

Analysis:

These scam emails pretending to be from the office of Reserve Bank of India (RBI) also have well documented files and attachments with professional statements to trick the email recipients. The email comes as a payment notification of unclaimed funds and money that the user has in RBI, and requests for his personal and bank details to receive the money. Further, the scammers ask the email users to deposit big amounts up to 15,000 INR for crediting the unclaimed money to the user’s bank account on the same day. To make their offer believable, the email scammers create a realistic social scenario and also use the name of RBI Governer, D Subbarao.

We request people not to fall for any such fraudulent emails, and avoid any such suspicious email activities.

Update: 24 Jun 2013

Similar emails claiming to come from Foreign Exchange Commission, Mumbai, India, lure the email users with false claims that they have received a foreign demand draft on their name, and that they need to open an account with them, and later send good amount of money in the name of fee to claim their money.

Scammers use various names to mislead people and rob them of money. We request people to be careful with such emails and never to click any links or communicate with them. Any private information you enter in their scam websites can be easily saved and put to unfair use.

Hoax or Fact:

Hoax.

References:

Times of India reports RBI Scam e-mails


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RBI Email – Payment Notification of your Funds – Facts Analysis