New Delhi: The cycle of cyber fraud has intensified in the age of information technology. Fraudsters conspire to cheat the public in various ways and loot money. Fraudsters send different types of messages to mislead common people. Such a message that common people are easily frightened. When people are afraid of something, it’s easier for fraudsters to do their job. Bank customers have been receiving such news lately. If you receive such a message, be sure to reply or call the number in the message. If there is a link with the message, be sure to click on it. If possible, contact the nearest bank immediately after receiving this message.
In a recent message to many State Bank customers, “Your account has been locked due to suspicious behavior. Click the link below to restart it. But PIB verified this news as true. By doing that, the government agency said the news was fake. This is a new way to trick fraudsters. PIB has warned. Clicking on such links can unknowingly expose your bank account information to cyber fraudsters. This will cause the fraudsters to lose all the money in your account.
What to do if you get such a message?
Do not respond to any email/SMS/WhatsApp asking to share personal or bank details. Report such phishing messages immediately to repo[email protected]. You can also call 1930 for information.
State Bank advises customers on its website not to disclose any personal information via SMS, including account numbers, passwords or combinations of sensitive information, which could be used fraudulently.
Banks always warn customers. Banks have asked customers to be cautious if a text message conveys an urgent need for a customer to update his information, activate an account or verify his identity by calling a phone number or submitting information on a website. These messages may be part of a phishing scam designed by fraudsters to obtain confidential customer account information and commit fraud. SBI never sends email/SMS or makes phone calls to collect customer ID. He calls the customer directly and asks him to come to the bank.