Mumbai: The Reserve Bank cautioned public not to respond to fraudulent mails asking for their internet banking account details.

"It has come to the notice of the RBI that a fraudulent email has been sent and signed in its name as 'Reserve Bank of India'.

"The mail has referred to provisions of Banking Regulation Act... The email then gives a link asking bank account holders to update their account information for updation in their database," RBI said in a statement.

The mail also informs the bank account holders about the RBI setting up a new 24x7 Centralised Monitoring Centre to monitor financial transaction flow from the internet banking account.

"The RBI clarifies it has not sent any such mail and has not set up any 24x7 Centralised Monitoring Centre to monitor financial transaction flow from the internet banking account," it said.

Members of the public receiving such emails are cautioned not to open the mail or attachment and/or try to download it on their computer or provide their data on such links as it may lead to their data being compromised, it added.

(Agencies)

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