SBI Alert: Be alert if calls are received for KYC verification, cyber thugs can empty your account


Be careful if you get a call for KYC verification. Thugs can empty your account through cyber fraud. A day earlier, those who cheated online have defrauded a senior scientist of Saha Nuclear Physics Institute for Rs 2.07 lakh. The thug defrauded the scientist by calling himself a bank officer over the phone. The police told me about this.

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SBI has also informed people about this with its tweeter handle. SB has said that protect yourself from fraudulent calls or messages requesting KYC verification. The fraudster makes a phone call or sends a text message pretending to be a bank / company representative to get your personal details. Report such cases to

Explain that the scientist living in Keshtopur area in the northern part of the city is cheated by Shampa Biswas. A police officer from Bidhannagar said that on Wednesday, Biswas received a call asking him to download an app on a mobile phone to update the KYC details. After the Team Viewer app was downloaded, the caller had access to Biswas’s mobile. He asked them to pay 10 rupees.

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Rs 10 paid and Rs 1.35 lakh deducted from the account

A police officer said – The scientist paid the amount through net banking, but he was asked to pay the amount through mobile banking. If he did this, then in a short time Rs 1.35 lakh was deducted from his account. After this, the caller asked to pay 10 rupees through a debit card. This time again Rs 72,000 was deducted from the account. Biswas said that the amount is being withdrawn from his account, the caller said that this is happening due to a technical glitch and the amount will be sent to his account soon.

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