Varanasi. Cyber fraud has also increased at the same pace with which online services have increased. Especially on banking and online payment systems etc., the risk is the highest. These cyber criminals are so vicious that you can empty your entire account with the slightest mistake. Due to less information and lack of awareness, people often spend their money in the circle of cyber fraud. If you are an account holder of State Bank of India, then you should be more careful. Due to being the largest bank in the country and most customer honors, it is imperative to remain on the target of hackers. These days, cyber criminals are sending such SMS to SBI customers in which after clicking on the given link, they try to collect your banking related data through fake webpage.
The same happened with Varanasi engineer Rahul Kumar Singh, who runs the Kranti Foundation. A link came to them in which they were alerted to the account and ATM being blocked, saying that their KYC was not updated. When he clicked on the link, a fake webpage of SBEI was opened, on which the bank was made. User ID and password had to be filled there. On filling it, a new page was opened on which the name of the account holder, date of birth, PAN card number, phone number and email information had to be filled. After giving all the information then a new webpage was opened on which the information related to the ATM card number and its secret CVV number was to be filled.
Rahul Singh said that before giving further information, he stopped and immediately called the ABI Customer Service Center and asked about this. The bank flatly denied that no such information is sought from the bank. The bank was told that if KYC is not updated, the account holders should directly contact their bank branch. Rahul Singh said that after clicking on the link, he took the screen shot of all the webpages that opened and sent it to the Cyber Cell of the Government of India.
Let us tell that no bank asks its customer for information related to the details or KYC of his bank on the phone, nor asks him to give any such phone or message when it arrives.
@RBI says .. stay alert! Beware of messages, calls or links made for KYC updation, card information, PIN or OTP!
– RBI Says (@RBIsays) September 30, 2020
RBI keeps its customers aware to avoid possible cyber fraud and also warns them about the necessary regulations related to banking.
- RBI states that use only secure websites and applications for banking transactions.
- Avoid public networks. Keep your banking details safe.
- Never keep your password and other important banking data on the phone or in the purse.
- To get instant alerts about account related transactions, register your mobile number and email with your bank.
- In case of any dilemma, contact the bank branch.