Hyderabad: The Cyberabad police here on Wednesday issued an advisory asking citizens to not fall for any links asking for them to reveal their Know Your Customer (KYC) data through suspicious NGROK and Bitly links. Such links are used by fraudsters to redirect unsuspecting citizens to fake web pages (which similar to SBI net banking) which are used to collect sensitive banking details.

“When user enters net banking credentials like user id, password & OTP, fraudster collects the details. Using the credentials fraudsters’ login to the users account and transfer funds to their accounts,” said a note from Cyberabad police commissioner Stephen Ravindra. It added that so far 140 cases (this year) of online fraud have been reported under the Cyberabad police limits.

According to the police, fraudsters are contacting SBI account and credit card holders through BULK SMS and calls, and are ‘warning’ them to update their KYC…

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