buying/ selling of old banknotes/ coins

RBI press release dated 4th August, 2021 cautioning public against falling for fictitious offers for buying/ selling of old banknotes/ coins from unscrupulous elements in the society.

It has come to the notice of Reserve Bank of India that certain elements are fraudulently using the name/ logo of Reserve Bank of India, and seeking charges/ commission/ tax from public, in transactions related to buying and selling of old banknotes and coins through various online/ offline platforms.

It is clarified that Reserve Bank of India does not deal in such matters and never seeks charges/ commissions of any sort. Reserve Bank of India has also not authorised any institution/ firm/ person etc. to collect charges/ commission on its behalf in such transactions.

Reserve Bank of India advises members of public to remain cautious and not to fall prey to elements using the name of Reserve Bank of India to extract money through such fictitious/ fraudulent offers.

https://www.rbi.org.in/Scripts/BS_PressReleaseDisplay.aspx?prid=51999

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