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SBI Alerts Against Phishing Links Offering Freebies: Details Inside


After alerting customers against KYC fraud recently, the leading commercial bank of the country State Bank of India (SBI) has now today warned against "phishing links" to the customers. Regarding the same, SBI has alerted its customers not to click on links containing "free gift from the national bank" and 'freebies' if received on their mobile number or email ID. SBI said that clicking these links may steal their personal and confidential details. State Bank of India has advised its customers via its Twitter handle that "Are you receiving these links in your inbox? Steer Clear! Clicking on these phishing links could lead to loss of your personal and confidential information. Stay alert. Think before you click!"


SBI Alerts Against Phishing Links Offering Freebies: Details Inside

To overcome this fraud, SBI has stated a tip that "Free Gift From the National Bank of India? Don't Take the Bait! Beware of Phishing Links Offering freebies."

The bank has issued a warning to its customers against digital scams. SBI issued a warning on Twitter regarding the KYC fraud that the scammer sends a text message purporting to be a bank or company representative to acquire the customer's personal information, according to the tweet. SBI via its Twitter handle that "KYC fraud is real, and it has proliferated across the country. The fraudster sends a text message pretending to be a bank/company representative to get your personal details". To overcome increasing KYC frauds, SBI has shared three safety tips which are as follows:

  • Think before you click any link.
  • The bank never sends links to update the KYC.
  • Do not share your mobile number and confidential data with anyone.

SBI has asked its customers to report KYC frauds to the cybercrime department at

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Story first published: Wednesday, July 14, 2021, 15:19 [IST]
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