SBI Bank customers beware! New Fake SBI YONO SMS can steal your money

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Phishing attacks have become quite common in the age of the Internet. Scammers use creative means to lure customers into giving away their personal information, which can then be used to launder their money. In another such incident, hackers are sending fake SMS to SBI bank account users who are using the company’s SBI YONO app.

For those unaware, SBI YONO App is a banking app by the company that enables SBI customers to access various services offered by the bank. Now, scammers are sending SMS containing a fake link to SBI YONO users. This SMS warns users that their SBI YONO account will be blocked lest they update their PAN card number on the link provided.

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According to a report by 91Mobiles, the link shared in the fraudulent message appears to be of an authentic SBI page and it allegedly asks users to enter sensitive information. Hackers can use this information to their advantage.
An SBI alerted the company about a possible case of phishing attack. SBI has taken cognizance of the matter and is now warning users not to click on any such fake links. The bank is also cautioning the users not to provide any sensitive information on such links.

“We appreciate your alertness and thank you for informing us. Our IT security team will take appropriate action on this. Further, we advise all our customers to respond to emails/SMS/calls/embedded links In which they have been asked to share their personal or banking details,” SBI wrote in a tweet responding to the message.

“Like User ID / Password / Debit Card Number / PIN / CVV / OTP etc. Bank never asks for these information. Customers report such phishing / smishing / vishing attempt through email to www.phishing@sbi.co.in or to take action on the helpline number 1930. They may also approach the local law enforcement agency to report these incidents,” the bank wrote in a subsequent tweet.

It is advised that SBI users do not click on any such fraudulent links to protect their data and prevent themselves from falling prey to Ponzi schemes.

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