SBI warns customers of phishing scam: Here’s how to protect yourself


State Bank of India (SBI) is warning users about the ongoing phishing scams. As a part of this scam, fraudsters are asking SBI customers to update Know Your Customer (KYC) details by clicking on fraudulent links that they are sending them through a message.

The criminal investigation department of the Assam Police was the first to discover the ongoing scam. It has also issued an advisory warning to SBI customers against such scams. As per the details shared by the department on Twitter, SBI customers are getting calls and messages mainly from two phone numbers – +918294710946 and +91-7362951973 – to update their KYC details on the fake SBI portal.

“SBI customers are getting calls from two numbers. -+91-8294710946 and +91-7362951973 ask them to click on phishing link for KYC update. All SBI customers are requested not to click on any such phishing/suspicious links,” the department wrote in the post cautioning them against clicking on such links.

SBI has also taken cognizance of the matter and has followed CID Assam’s tweet with its own message warning users against the scam. “Don’t get attached to these numbers, and don’t click on #phishing links for KYC updates as they are not linked to SBI,” SBI wrote in a post from its official Twitter handle.

Meanwhile, SBI customers have also shared screenshots of messages from scammers, asking them to update their PAN card and other details. Here’s what they’re saying:

It is advised that SBI customers do not click on any such fraudulent links and do not disclose their personal information to scammers. By doing this scammers will be able to cheat the customers with their hard earned money.

Meanwhile, SBI has also issued guidelines against such phishing attacks. Here are some tips that will help against phishing scams:

How to protect yourself from phishing scams

  • Be suspicious when receiving any unsolicited emails, messages or phone calls asking for your personal or financial information or updating them on the Site. Contact your bank directly through the official channels available to verify the authenticity of those calls or messages.

  • Never disclose any personal information via text message, including account numbers, passwords, or any combination of sensitive information that could be used fraudulently.

  • Avoid clicking on links embedded in emails or messages claiming to bring you to a secure site.

  • View the address line of a website and check if it displays anything different from the address mentioned in the email.

SBI warns customers about phishing scam: Here’s how to protect yourself First appeared on BGR India.

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