Report by OD bureau; Bhubaneswar: The hoax banking and fraudulent offers by e-mail, SMS, etc., pertaining to lottery/windfall payment, purported to have been sent with fabricated signature of high Officials of Reserve Bank of India should not be entertained advises Finance Department, Government of Odisha.
The Reserve Bank of India has, on several occasions in the past, cautioned the members of public not to fall prey to fictitious offers/lottery winnings/remittance of cheap funds in foreign currency from abroad by certain foreign entities/individuals, including Indian residents acting as representatives of such entities/individuals. These offers are generally made through letters, e-mails, mobile phones, SMSs, etc. the Reserve Bank of India has advised general public to immediately register a complaint in the local police station and Cyber Crime Authorities whenever they come across such fraudulent offers.
The Reserve Bank has also urged members of public to read the ticker on the Reserve Bank¶s website (www.rbi.org.in) for details.