State Bank of India (SBI), country's leading state-run lender has come up with yet another alert for its customers. This time in relation to phishing scam that is a fraudulent attempt to extract/obtain sensitive data or information by impersonating oneself as a trustworthy entity over a digital channel.
In a tweet on its twitter handle @TheOfficialSBI, the lender said Let's fight phishing together! We need to get one step ahead of cybercriminals by knowing how they operate. Also, it added that as of now phishing is happening over a phone, e-mail, social media, matrimonial portals etc. using various approaches and strategies.
Let's fight phishing together!— State Bank of India (@TheOfficialSBI) May 11, 2021
We need to get one step ahead of cybercriminals by knowing how they operate.
Here are the most common phishing scams in India.
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The bank further lists out the most common phishing scams in the country.
1. Credit Card/Banking Phishing Scams
2. OTP/Banking Vishing Scams
3. Fake Government Schemes' Website
4. Documents/ Cloud Phishing Scams
5. Fake Jobs Phishing Scams
6. Lottery Phishing Scams
7. Fake Government body emails
8. Event Phishing - like sporting events, concerts
Furthermore the bank advices its customers to report such phishing scams to local police authorities or make a complaint at https://cybercrime.gov.in
Points to note to not become victim of such phishing attacks:
1. Always ensure that the URL in your browser address starts with "http"
2. The address or status bar shows the padlock symbol. Click the padlock to view and verify the security certificate.
3. If the address bar turns green it suggests that the website is secured with an SSL certificate that meets the Extended Validation Standard. This SSL works for IE 7.0 and above, Mozilla Firefox 3.1 and above, Opera 9.5 and above, Safari 3.5 and above, Google Chrome.