RBI issues Warning to Citizens against Unauthorized Loan Waiver Campaigns

RBI issues Warning to Citizens against Unauthorized Loan Waiver Campaigns
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In a recent development, the Reserve Bank of India (RBI) has raised concerns over misleading advertisements luring borrowers with the promise of loan waivers. These deceptive campaigns, widely spread across print and social media platforms, have caught the attention of the central bank.

Reports indicate that certain entities are actively promoting these campaigns and charging a service/legal fee for issuing ‘debt waiver certificates’ without any legitimate authority. Alarming instances have surfaced, revealing that in specific locations, individuals are running campaigns that undermine the efforts of banks in enforcing their rights over the securities pledged to them.

The RBI has identified a disturbing trend where these entities misrepresent that dues to financial institutions, including banks, need not be repaid. Such activities not only jeopardize the stability of financial institutions but also compromise the interests of depositors. Associating with these entities may lead to direct financial losses.

The central bank strongly cautions the public against falling prey to these false and misleading campaigns. Individuals are urged to remain vigilant and report any such incidents to law enforcement agencies promptly.

This warning comes as part of the RBI’s commitment to safeguarding the integrity of financial systems and protecting the interests of the public. As borrowers and depositors alike navigate the financial landscape, it is crucial to stay informed and exercise caution to avoid potential scams and financial pitfalls.

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