Tuesday, 15 October 2013

Scammers once again take Advantage of Deepavali Festival

CyberCriminals always try to take advantage of festivals.  As expected, cyber criminals have started to sending Diwali themed scam emails.  Diwali/Deepavali is a Hindu festival which is being celebrated in Nov 2,this year.

One of the scam email spotted by Symantec experts which is purportedly from Reserve Bank of India(RBI) informs the users that they have been awarded a prize of 4 crore and 70 Lac Indian rupees(US$763,609) as a Diwali celebration promotion.

"Dear Lucky Winner, The Reserve Bank of India(RBI) Governor, Secretary-General of the United Nations met with the Senate Tax committee on Finance RBI Mumbai/Delhi branch. You have been awarded the total sum of 4 Crore, 70 Lac Indian Ruppes in the up-coming diwali celebration promotion " The scam email reads.

The recipients are asked to contact the RBI Regional director by sending email to a given email address to claim their winnings. Keep in mind, there is no such kind of promotion.

Those who contact the scammers either will be asked to pay certain fees to get the prize money or will be asked to give certain personal/financial information.

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