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SBI customers are receiving a text message stating that their 'YONO' account will be blocked if they do not update their PAN number on the given link.

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News Claim: Many SBI users are getting a message to update their PAN number with a link which portrays as an SBI webpage. SBI customers are receiving a text message stating that their 'YONO' account will be blocked if they do not update their PAN number on the given link.

News Verification: YONO is SBI's digital banking platform. The link in the message portrays it as an SBI page, asking users to enter sensitive information. If the user enters his credentials and it directly reaches the hacker and he can misuse it.

This is a standard-issue phishing attack. Since the phishing attack is related to a bank account, we advise you not to click on the link under any circumstances as your money is likely to be stolen if you click on the link and enter any sensitive information.

SBI has pointed out this message reaching the customers. The bank has mentioned that its IT security team will initiate appropriate action on this. Further, the Bank has advised customers not to respond to emails/SMS/calls/embedded links asking them to share their personal or personal information.

Asked to share banking details. Banks generally never ask for any OTP message or personal information. If you have also received such a message, then you can report it at "report.phishing@sbi.co.in" or contact the helpline number 1930 to take action.

News Verdict ayupp.com: Banks generally never ask for any OTP message or personal information. So never share your personal information.



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