SBI Customer Robbed Of Rs 2 Lakh After Downloading YONO App! How This Happened?
Incidents of reported bank frauds and online scams are increasing with every passing day, their techniques getting more sophisticated, leaving the common man and supposed security levels, more vulnerable than ever.
Last month, a woman lost a total of Rs 1.8 lakh from her SBI savings bank account, when she logged into the public lender’s netbanking portal and mobile app YONO to check her account balance, after returning a Flipkart order worth Rs 15,000.
The intricacies of the entire incident is cited in this article.
Hoogly-Based Woman Duped of Almost Rs 2 Lakh
Kanchan Jaiswal, a resident of Chapdani, ??Hooghly placed an order for a mobile phone worth Rs 15,000 on e-commerce website Flipkart.
However, on receiving a defective piece, she decided to place a return order. On after being picked up, Kanchan, a SBI account holder, downloaded the country’s oldest and the biggest bank’s netbanking portal and mobile app YONO to check her account balance.
On logging into the app to check if the amount was refunded into her savings bank account, she noticed that a total of Rs one lakh eighty thousand was wiped off from her account and the transaction occurred in installments.
She registered the case in the Cyber ??Crime Department of Chandannagar Commissionerate, as directed by the local SBI bank branch’s oficial.
On further investigation of the case, Jaiswal was informed that her account was hacked, which led to the fraudulent transfer of almost Rs 2 lakh from her savings bank account.
The incident took place on October 25, and almost over a fortnight from the event, there has been no sign of her getting back the money, states a report.
This is not the first incident of fraudulent activity conducted with a SBI account holder due to hacking the internet banking account.
In April 2021, SBI had notified its customers of rounds of fraudulent loan offerings circulating across the country, from entities like SBI Loan Finance Ltd.
“BEWARE SBI CUSTOMERS!
If you are contacted by SBI Loan Finance Ltd. or any such entities then be informed that these are not associated with SBI. They are giving fake loan offers in order to scam our customers”, stated the bank in a tweet.