Chennai, Jul 7 (IANS) The Securities and Exchange Board of India (SEBI) on Thursday warned the public of scammers trying to cheat with a promise of refund through phone calls/emails/messages.
In a statement, the market regulator said some unscrupulous people were trying to deceive the public by impersonating officials from its collection and reimbursement department and falsely informing them about the refund of money in various cases. through phone calls/emails/messages.
He cautioned the public against providing any documents or money on such calls/emails/messages.
‘SEBI does not request a processing fee or money in any form in cases where money is to be refunded pursuant to a court order etc. The public/investors may also note that SEBI’s employee directory and details of the SEBI-initiated reimbursement process, if any, are available on SEBI’s website (which may be checked upon receipt of such calls). /emails/messages,’ the statement added.
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