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State Bank of India, SBI warning on phishing messages

Viral messages on social media/Websites: Many State Bank of India (SBI) customers have been receiving messages asking them to apply for getting an income tax refund, be careful, know about SBI warning.

 Below is the viral post in circulation on Social Media like WhatsApp, Facebook, Instagram, Twitter, etc.

Received any message from the Income Tax Department, requesting you to put in a formal request for your refund

Dear XXXXXXXX

IncomeTax (e-filing) requires you to click the link to submit a formal refund request for the remittance of your approved Tax_refund of Es 26,196

Facts Check: False

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Facts Check Analysis: India’s largest bank has warned its customers against any message received as a message from the Income Tax Department, requesting you to put in a formal request for your refund.

The SBI said, Received any message from the Income Tax Department, requesting you to put in a formal request for your refund? These messages are from fraudsters at play! Ensure you ignore and report the messages immediately. For more security tips, visit https://onlinesbi.com/personal/security_tips.html

The message posted is in the form of a short video, educating the customers that you will be redirected to another website. Where the fraudsters will ask you for your ID, Password and/or other details. They will steal your information to access your money.

Do not click on the Suspicious link.

Do not share personal information with anyone.

Report this to the police and cybercrime cell immediately