The Reserve Bank of India wants banks to build a robust mechanism to prevent incidents of fraud in areas of mobile/Net banking and electronic fund transfer.

“With greater infusion of technology in banking, the incident of frauds in Internet banking has witnessed an increase in recent times. Banks need to improve customer awareness to contain incidents of frauds involving customers,” the RBI said in its latest Report on Trend and Progress of Banking in India.

Ensuring efficiency of the banking sector by way of technology infusion while minimising the occurrence of fraudulent events has become one of the major objectives of the Reserve Bank in recent years.

According to RBI, complaints related to unauthorised fund transfers, fraudulent withdrawals from ATMs using duplicate cards, phishing e-mails aimed at extracting personal information have registered significant increase in recent times.

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(This article was published on November 12, 2012)
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