Apex bank alerts customers of fake websites similar to RBI's
Homepage of the fake website also contains a provision for Bank verification with online account holders
The Reserve Bank of India has alerted that a fake website was created with a URL that can be easily mistaken for the apex bank's website.
The layout of the fake website, www.indiareserveban.org, created by some unknown person is similar to the original RBI website. The homepage 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.
The RBI has clarified 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 apex bank cautions people 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, people 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 which is https://www.rbi.org.in, a RBI statement said.