Does SBI send message to verify account number ?
Dear Customer, mobile no. for your SBI account XXXXX619477 is 9867677467 as per our records. If mobile no. is correct, please send sms “MOBILE YES” to 9223040040. Otherwise, please send reply as “MOBILE NO’’.
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Viral Message Example - Dear Customer, mobile no. for your SBI account XXXXX619477 is 9867677467 as per our records. If mobile no. is correct, please send sms “MOBILE YES” to 9223040040. Otherwise, please send reply as “MOBILE NO”.
प्रिय ग्राहक, मोबाइल नंबर आपके एसबीआई खाते के लिए XXXXX619477 9867677467 है हमारे रिकॉर्ड के अनुसार यदि मोबाइल नंबर सही है, कृपया "मोबाइल हाँ" 9223040040 पर एसएमएस भेजें। अन्यथा, कृपया "मोबाइल नंबर" के रूप में उत्तर भेजें।
STATE BANK OF INDIA
Dear Customer your ATM/Debit card is Blocked due to fraud usage, call 080-3951-0674 Immediately to unblock.
Not only above message but many SMS messages, Emails, and phone calls allegedly from SBI Bank’s Customer Service Center which are only means of misleading customers and stealing money from them through internet banking or otherwise. The modus operandi is to steal sensitive banking information, sometimes through Phishing scams via. links in messages that direct to fake SBI bank’s site. Quite often the scammers lure the bank account holders (not just SBI) saying they won a huge amount of money in a lottery and ask them to send some money to release same.
Viral Message Verification-
A message circulating on free messaging app WhatsApp and other social media sites claiming that modus operandi of fraudsters targeting to steal money from SBI bank account holders as SBI does not circulated any such messages. Here is an example.
Latest modus operandi of frauds
Friends : Be careful
Dear Customer, mobile no. for your SBI account XXXXX619477 is 9867677467 as per our records. If mobile no. is correct, please send sms “MOBILE YES” to 9223040040. Otherwise, please send reply as “MOBILE NO”.
This is another modus operandi of frauds. Pls do not reply. SBI never send this type msgs.
For your information and tell your family & friends.
In view of such scams, SBI issued below warning to its customers asking them not to share their confidential banking information:
NEVER SHARE YOUR CONFIDENTIAL INFORMATION WITH ANYBODY
Some fraudsters, imposing as SBI officials from ATM/Card services are making hoax calls
to our customers and asking for their confidential information such as ATM Card no.
/ATM PIN/CVV no. This information is solely used to cheat the customers in the name of
ATM card expiry renewal, data validation, job offers, prize, lottery winning and for other
- We advise that SBI NEVER makes phone calls, sends e-mails/SMS asking customers to
disclose their personal or security information such as username, password, one time SMS
password, Card/PIN/CVV no.
- Customers are advised in their own interest not to disclose any confidential
information related to their Account no., ATM card, PIN, TPIN, CVV no. over
phones/SMS/ e-mails, no matter how convincing / appealing such calls, mails are. These
are attempt to fraudulently withdraw money from your accounts. Forward such instances
The current random SMS message appears to target vulnerable SBI account holders, who shall confirm their mobile number through reply, and the scammers will approach them further to convince and steal banking information and their money ultimately. So we advise recipients of such SMS not to reply and not to share any of their banking or personal information. In case you have given away any such information, you should change your security passwords and consult bank officials immediately.