QR Code Scam: After the introduction of the Pradhan Mantri Jan-Dhan Yojana, there was a rapid increase in financial inclusion in India. Due to this, bank accounts were also opened for those people who were cut off from banking services till now. Only 4 years after the launch of the scheme, more than 80 percent of the country’s population had access to bank accounts. On the other hand, digitization also intensified due to demonetization and the corona pandemic. However, along with this, there was a great increase in the cases of Banking Fraud. The country’s largest bank SBI warned all the account holders on Thursday in view of the cases of fraud.
SBI has started a campaign to educate people in financial matters under Azadi Ka Amrit Mahotsav. Under this campaign, SBI tweeted on Thursday, ‘Scan the QR code and get money? This is the wrong number. Beware of QR Code Scam. Think before you scan, don’t scan unknown and unverified QR codes. Be careful and stay safe with SBI.
SBI also posted a short infographics video along with this tweet. In the video showing the process of making payment by scanning the QR code, it is said, ‘Scan and scam? Never scan an unknown QR code or enter UPI PIN. A day before this, SBI had posted a similar post, which informs the customers about the methods of fraud and also tells the ways to avoid it.
SBI’s second tweet says, ‘Your safety is our priority. Report cyber crimes at cybercrime.gov.in. Be alert for fraud offers for KYC updates via phone, message, or email. Keep a strong password and change it regularly. For contact details visit the official website of SBI.
Similarly, the biggest bank has also told what people should not do to avoid fraud. The bank told that never share any personal or account-related information with anyone. Do not keep a password that is easy to guess. Do not write information related to ATM card number, PIN, UPI PIN, internet bank, etc in any such place, which can be accessed by fraudsters. Do not share personal information on social media. Do not click on suspicious links and avoid downloading such apps.