SBI phishing scam ALERT! Protect your money NOW

    SBI phishing scams warning has been issued to customers! Hackers are trying to steal their money via text messages, and emails. Here are a few tips to protect yourself.
    By HIMANI JHA
    | Updated on Apr 22 2022, 10:23 AM IST
    SBI phishing scams: Check 2 phone numbers and how to protect your money.
    SBI phishing scams: Check 2 phone numbers and how to protect your money. (SBI)
    SBI phishing scams: Check 2 phone numbers and how to protect your money.
    SBI phishing scams: Check 2 phone numbers and how to protect your money. (SBI)

    The State Bank of India (SBI) has issued a warning to its users of several phishing scams. Scammers reportedly send emails and text messages asking the users to input their KYC (Know Your Customer) details. The message contains a fraudulent link through which fraudsters get access to users bank details and steal money. The SBI phishing scam was first spotted by the Criminal Investigation Department of the Assam Police. They had issued an advisory warning to SBI customers against such scams. They tweeted that SBI customers are primarily getting calls and messages from two phone numbers – +918294710946 and +91-7362951973 – to update their KYC details on a fake SBI portal.

    They wrote, “SBI Customers are getting calls from two nos. -+91-8294710946 & +91-7362951973 asking them to click on a phishing link for KYC update. Requesting all SBI customers not to click on any such phishing/suspicious link.”

    SBI too retweeted the CID Assam’s tweet and wrote, “Do not engage with these numbers, & don’t click on #phishing links for KYC updates as they aren’t associated with SBI. ”

    Not only this SBI but customers too have shared screenshots of messages requesting them to update their PAN card and other details. SBI has also issued guidelines for customers to protect them against such phishing attacks. Know how you can protect yourself from online scammers

    How to protect yourself from scammers

    1. Do not respond to any unsolicited email, message or phone call asking for your personal or financial information or requesting to update them on a site.

    2. In case you have any query or doubt, always contact your Bank directly through official channels and verify authenticity of those calls or messages.

    3. Never disclose any personal information including account numbers, passwords, or any other transaction details via text message.

    4. Do not click on embedded links in an email or messages that claim to bring you to a secure site.

    5. Always visit SBI’s official portal for any query.

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    First Published Date: 22 Apr, 10:23 AM IST
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