New Delhi, May 01: For the past few days, many people have been receiving a text message on their phone saying “Dear AC holder, your SBI bank documents have expired, the AC will be blocked. Update your document now”.
This message is followed by a link, where the account holder is supposed to upload their documents.
However, when the government’s fact-checking service, the Press Information Bureau (PIB), carried out a fact-check, it discovered that it was a false message.
In a tweet, PIB said, “A circulating message claiming your @TheOfficialSBI account has been blocked is #FAKE #PIBFactCheck. Do not respond to emails/texts asking to share your personal or banking information. If you receive a such message, report immediately to [email protected]”
▶️ Do not respond to emails / SMS asking to share your personal or bank details.
– GDP Fact Check (@PIBFactCheck) May 1, 2022
Therefore, if you have received such an email or SMS on your mobile phone, you are advised not to ignore it because if you do not complete the KYC, your account may be blocked.
Your SBI account has been blocked
This viral message is fake.
Article first published: Sunday, May 1, 2022, 2:26 p.m. [IST]