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SBI customer ALERT: Government warns of fake SBI SMS threat- Did you get it?

Government has warned account holders regarding a fake SBI SMS saying that their bank account has been blocked. Check details here.
By: HT TECH
Updated on: May 22 2022, 11:28 IST
Government warns account holders of fake SBI SMS. Here is why. (Reuters)
Government warns account holders of fake SBI SMS. Here is why. (Reuters)

Are you a customer of the State Bank of India (SBI)? Have you received any message saying your SBI account has been blocked? If yes, here is an alert for you. The government has informed that such fake SBI SMS pose a big threat and also warned SBI customers not to respond to these emails or SMS. Government has also asked not to share their personal or banking details. Also, SBI customers have been asked to report this immediately to report.phishing@sbi.co.in. It can be noted that the fake message in circulation reads, "Dear A/c Holder Your SBI Bank Documents has expired A/c will be Blocked Now Click https://sbikvs.II Update by Net Banking." The alert was shared by PIB Fact Check over its official Twitter handle.

"A message in circulation claiming that your @TheOfficialSBI account has been blocked is #FAKE Do not respond to emails/SMS asking to share your personal or banking details. If you receive any such message, report immediately at report.phishing@sbi.co.in," the tweet avers. It can be noted that this is not the first time that such fake messages are being circulated. Earlier, in the month of March this year, several SBI customers had reported that they received an SMS saying that their account has got suspended due to non-compliance of RBI's KYC norms. The message also contained a link that asked them to click on it and complete the KYC. Also Read: Google Doodle today celebrates Gama Pehlwan's 144th birth anniversary; know who he is

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SBI issued a warning against the message and had asked customers not to click on embedded links and such messages can lead to fraud. The fake message read, "Dear customer, your SBI Bank documents has been expired. Your account will be blocked in 24hrs. please update your KYC in click here link-"

While warning against such messages, SBI tweeted, "Here is an example of #YehWrongNumberHai, KYC fraud. Such SMS can lead to a fraud, and you can lose your savings. Do not click on embedded links. Check for the correct short code of SBI on receiving an SMS. Stay alert and stay #SafeWithSBI." The bank also informed that it never asks you to update/complete your KYC by clicking on the links embedded in an SMS.

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First Published Date: 22 May, 11:16 IST
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