SBI has issued an alert Account Holders to be Vigilant against Cyber Criminals on WhatsApp Calls and Messages
“Customers are now being targeted on WhatsApp. Don’t let cyber criminals fool you! Please be aware and stay vigilant,” the bank tweeted.
State Bank of India (SBI) has alerted its account holders to be vigilant against unknown WhatsApp calls and messages asking them about their bank details. Hinting about a possible scam, the country’s top lender in a tweet said that customers are now being targeted on WhatsApp.
In its tweet, SBI announced that cyber criminals are now targeting customers via WhatsApp calls and messages. The warning is for an ongoing scam where fraudsters are calling SBI customers and informing them about winning a lottery. Customers are then asked to contact an SBI number to find out more about the supposed lottery they won.
“Please be aware that SBI never calls for personal or account specific information through Email/SMS/Call/WhatsApp Calls,” SBI wrote in its warning to customers.
It added that there’s currently no such lottery scheme or lucky customer gift offers going on, and that customers should think twice if they come across any such claims. SBI also highlighted how making one mistake will give cyber criminals access to your bank accounts.
Banking scams and frauds are quite common, and still continue to take place. Not just with SBI but such scams can occur with customers from just any bank. Despite warnings from banks, people still fall prey to such scams and end up losing a lot of money. The best way to stay safe is to be aware of suspicious calls that involve getting free money. It’s also a good idea to call up the bank and ask about such calls to confirm if it’s legitimate or not.