KYC Fraud: In view of the increasing incidents of online fraud, many organizations keep alerting their users from time to time. The country’s largest state-run bank State Bank of India (SBI) has also once again alerted its customers about online fraud. Most of the cases in banking fraud are related to KYC. Therefore, SBI has advised to avoid KYC on any phone call or through SMS.
State Bank of India has alerted its crores of customers about KYC fraud. The bank has asked its customers not to click on embedded links sent through SMS. It can be fake and it can lead to theft of all your bank account details.
SBI has said that fraudsters send such MMS to customers – Dear customer, your SBI documents have expired. Your account will be blocked within 24 hours. Please click on this link to upload your KYC- http://ibit.ly/oMwK.
SBI said, the bank will never ask you to update/complete your KYC by clicking on the link embedded in the SMS. Be alert and stay safe with SBI.
SBI has said in a tweet message on its social media platform that by clicking on the linker given on such MMS, your bank balance may become zero. On receiving any message in the name of SBI, check the short code of the bank whether it is correct or not. SBI has said in the tweet, ‘Here is an example of #YehWrongNumberHai, KYC fraud. Such SMS can lead to fraud, and you can lose your savings. Do not click on embedded links. On receiving the SMS, check the correct short code of SBI. Stay alert and stay on #SafeWithSBI.
The bank has said that it never asks its customers to update KYC through SMS on the embedded link sent.
Cyber Dost also alerted
To curb the incidents of cybercrime, the Ministry of Home Affairs has created a Twitter handle named Cyber Dost (@Cyberdost). Cyber Dost keeps on alerting people from time to time. This time the cyber friend says that never charge your mobile phone at the mobile phone charging station installed in public places. Cyber hackers can steal personal information from your phone or install any malware on these charging stations.
Avoid temptation, beware of cyber fraud and be cyber safe. Get help on helpline number 1930 (formerly 155260). #cyberdost pic.twitter.com/JNhHNt2irV
— Cyber Dost (@Cyberdost) February 27, 2022
Helpline number 1930 has also been issued for complaints related to cyber crime. Here you can register your complaint. Earlier this number was 155260 which has now been changed to 1930.