SBI warning for account holders! 6 safety measures issued to keep you from losing your money
State Bank of India (SBI) has been pro-active in regard to informing account holders about the cyber criminals being active during the Coronavirus lockdown.
State Bank of India (SBI) has been pro-active in regard to informing account holders about the cyber criminals being active during the Coronavirus lockdown. The largest commercial bank in India has asked its customers to follow six safety measures from the cybercriminals. who have become active during lockdown to loot money through phishing, card cloning or any other form of malwarebytes.
SBI warned its customers through a tweet from its official twitter handle citing, "The key to safe banking is vigilance. SBI has laid out six important protocols that our customers must follow in order to safeguard their personal information from fraudsters. Be Safe. Bank Safe."
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In this tweet, SBI shared six measures that will help bank account holders to remain safe from cybercriminals. Those six measures are as follows:
1] Don't click on any official link that asks for OTP or bank details with EMI or DBT or Prime Minister Care Fund or any other care fund;
2] Beware of bogus schemes that claim to offer cash prize or job opportunities through SMS, e-mail, letters, phone calls or advertisements;
3] Change bank related passwords from time to time;
4] Please keep in mind that SBI representatives never send SMS, email or call their customers for personal information, password or one time SMS (highly secured passwods);
5] Always use only SBI website for contact number and other details. Do not rely on any bank information on internet search result; and
6] Report immediately to local police authorities about fraudsters and inform the same to your nearest SBI branch.
Speaking on the online cybercrime being executed by online fraudsters during lockdown; Karmesh Gupta, CEO & Co-founder at WiJungle — a unified network security gateway said, "There are majorly three ways which attackers are using to access information or system of the end-user & social engineering is the base for every kind of these attacks — Phishing, calls and offers." Gupta said that fraudsters send e-mails posing as bankers or from some government institution and urge the receiver to click on the given link. This is enough for them to fall prey to the online malware phishing."
See SBI tweet below:
The key to safe banking is vigilance. SBI has laid out six important protocols that our customers must follow in order to safeguard their personal information from fraudsters. Be Safe. Bank Safe.#SBI #StateBankOfIndia #BeSafe #BankSafe #SafetyTips pic.twitter.com/3ofVr9v25y
— State Bank of India (@TheOfficialSBI) April 23, 2020
All these methods aim to force the victim to either click on a given URL or share the OTP or any other confidential information. So, one should avoid these emails, offers and phone calls and keep their money safe from such online fraudsters.
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