SBI Warns about Online FD Fraud!: If you have also received a call regarding Fixed Deposit ie FD, then this is the time to be alert. Especially to SBI customers. The bank itself has warned its customers and the general public to avoid online fraud for investing in FD. The bank has received online fraud from many customers. In order to prevent the access of cyber thugs, the bank has prohibited customers from sharing personal details like password / OTP / CVV / card number, etc. The bank said that the bank never asks for these details over the phone, SMS, or mail.
SBI has said through its official Twitter account that it has received reports that online FDs are being prepared by cyber criminals in the accounts of customers and customers are being cheated.
Executing such forgery
Regarding the manner in which the fraudsters cheat, the bank has said that the fraudsters first create FD accounts of gullible customers with their net banking details and transfer some amount. SBI has said that fraudsters ask for OTP from the customer by posing as a bank official. After this, if the customer shares the OTP, then the FD amount is transferred to his account.
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SBI Warns: Don’t make these five mistakes
The bank has said that never share your OTP, PIN, CVV, or UPI PIN of your debit card or credit card with anyone. Most frauds happen in the name of changing the password by making a phone call. Fraudsters tell customers that if they do not change the password, the card will be blocked, which the customers fear, and tell them everything.
Never save your bank account information on your phone. If the phone is stolen, you can become a victim of fraud.
Do not share your ATM card details with any person.
To keep your bank account safe, avoid online transactions from public internet, open networks and free Wi-Fi zones. Using these open networks can leak your information and increase the risk of online fraud.
No bank ever asks its customers for information like User ID, PIN, Password, CVV, OTP, VPA, UPI, etc. When a person asks for such information over the phone or on the Internet, then understand that it is a fraud, do not give any information.