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Beware of fake PAN SMS update, says SBI, protect yourself this way

A warning has been issued to the SBI customers about a fake SMS asking to update PAN card details. Check details here.

| Updated on: Nov 10 2022, 16:04 IST
Check details about the fake SBI PAN card update message. (Reuters)

Here is a warning for the customers of the State Bank of India (SBI). A fake SMS has been circulating asking SBI account holders to update their PAN number in order to avoid getting their account blocked. Informing about the same, PIB Fact Check tweeted, "A #Fake message issued in the name of SBI is asking customers to update their PAN number to avoid their account from getting blocked."

As per the information, "Dear customer, your SBI YONO account closed today, contact now and update your PAN number details", the fake message that is going viral read. PIB has further warned that people should never respond to emails/SMS asking to share their personal or banking details. Also, PIB also advised people to report such fake messages at

"Never respond to emails/SMS asking to share your personal or banking details Report at," the message read. It also said that the bank never asks for personal details through messages.

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Also, the Finance Ministry on Monday informed that SBI had been authorized to issue and encash electoral bonds through its 29 authorised branches from November 9 to 15. "The State Bank of India (SBI), in the XXIII Phase of sale, has been authorised to issue and encash Electoral Bonds through its 29 authorized branches (as per list enclosed) w.e.f. 09.11.2022 to 15.11.2022," the ministry said, as quoted by a Live Mint in a report.

Meanwhile you can also follow the below mentioned online fraud warning tips to avoid cybercrime, according to SBI.

Online fraud warning tips

Step 1:

SBI has said that people need to enter UPI PIN only while making online payment.

Step 2:

UPI PIN is required only for transfer of money and not for receiving. Always verify the mobile number, name and UPI ID before sending any money.

Step 3:

Never share UPI PIN with anyone. The scanner should preferably be used for fund transfer.

Step 4:

Do not seek resolution from other than official sources. Use App's help section for any payment or technical issue and in case of any discrepancy seek resolution through Bank's Complaint Resolution portal.

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First Published Date: 10 Nov, 15:42 IST