How to remain safe from the fake RBI website


A fake RBI website is in news for trying to steal financial data from visitors. Some people have even got their details compromised on the website. This post explains in detail about how to remain safe from the fake RBI website.

A fake website of RBI has popped up recently and is offering many services to visitors like online savings account. The intention of the website is to get the financial details from the customers. As a result, even RBI has also issued an advisory to Indian people to stay away from the fake website. This post explains in detail on how to keep yourself protected from the fake websites. Even if you have provided your details on the fake RBI website, you can take some measures to remain protected.

About the Fake RBI website


The fake website can be accessed at rbi-inonline.org. Most of the features and the overall interface is just like the original website. This is to trick the visitors so that they fall prey to the website. Moreover, there are various options present on the website. For instance, it allows users to create an online savings account in RBI and even offers credit cards. Once you enter the details for availing these services, your details are bound to get misused by the owners of the website. Similar attempts had already been made online to fool people and then transfer money from their accounts.

Action taken by RBI on fake website


It is good to see that RBI has taken quick action and has issued an advisory to people to stay away from this fake website. It is also mentioned in the advisory that giving your personal information of such websites can be risky and result in financial loss.

How to remain safe from the fake RBI website


Following measures can be useful to remain safe from the fake website:

1)Firstly one should never provide financial details on this website. It is to be noted that RBI does not allow creation of any savings account. Function of RBI is to regulate the functioning of other public and private banks in India. Moreover, one should not provide any details on any other similar website.

2)Even if you have entered the detail on the website, you should change those details as soon as possible. You may ask your bank to block your account temporarily till you change the account details.

It is expected that RBI will report the website and it might get banned soon. However, it has been reported that a lot of people had already submitted their details on this website. They can take benefit of the above measures to remain protected.

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