Several bank customers, especially those who have a bank account at the State Bank of India, are receiving a message from the lender allegedly asking them to update their permanent account number (PAN) in order to activate their SBI Yono account again. However, the government has said that this message is fake, and if you have received the same, it is for the best to ignore it.
Many customers are receiving a fake message that says, “Dear Customer your SBI YONO Account Closed Today Contact now And Update your PAN NUMBER in the following link”. The message is then accompanied with a suspicious link and it also contains the sender’s name.
What to do if you receive such a message
If you want to keep the money in your bank account safe then never respond to any email/SMS/Whatsapp asking to share personal or banking details. If you have received such a message then report it via email and phone call. You can report the scam message on email@example.com or call at 1930.
In FY 2021-22, bank customers lost around Rs 179 crore to fraud. In FY 2020-21, the total amount lost in “ATM/Debit Cards, Credit Cards and Internet Banking Fraud” was Rs 216 crore, according to official RBI data.