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Beware! Now email fraudsters use RBI

For sometime now email scam artists have been using the plights of Africa (promise of large sum of money running into several thousand dollars for assistance to help secure and transfer funds to another country) to sending mails to gullible people about winning a big international lottery and also using international brands of Coca Cola as dummy brand ambassadors of thief nefarious schemes, now however, the email fraud scheme has decided to rope in the RBI as its prime accomplice in this scheme to fool and rob people, but with RBI knowledge.

Several people in the knowledge of has received a mail from the email address [email protected]. The email contains an attached letter from one Dr Sanjay Gupta and the contents read as such “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 outstanding debts incurred by the BRITISH GOVERNMENT from 207 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: 500,000GBP. But recently, on the 05th of July, 2012. 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 ago, 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 500,000GBP {FIVE HUNDRED THOUSAND POUNDS} 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 15,500 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.”
Subsequent to the details mentioned in the mail, you are to furnish details of your bank account details and other personal details.
In the past media reports have highlighted case were gullible people have been duped through such schemes, but this time the email scam artists have decided to use RBI.

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