The Reserve Bank of India fake website, which receives information about customer bank accounts, has been revealed. The Reserve Bank of India has issued a warning to the public. The official website of the RBI is https://www.rbi.org.in and it holds no other website.
RBI Press Release
It has come to the notice of the Reserve Bank of India that a fake website of the Reserve Bank of India has been created with the URL www.indiareserveban.org by some unknown person(s). The layout of the fake website is similar to the original 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.
RBI Cautions about Fake Websites in its Namehttps://t.co/jdR3ZvAmHe
— ReserveBankOfIndia (@RBI) February 8, 2018
The Reserve Bank of India clarifies 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 the 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.
Further, members of the public are also cautioned about the existence of websites such as www.rbi.org, www.rbi.in etc. These URLs may appear similar to the website of RBI. However, these websites have no affiliation with the Reserve Bank of India. Members of the public are advised to be cautious while accessing or when providing any information on such sites.