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Your bank account could be potentially hacked as shown below if you are not careful enough.

The possible Modus operandi:

1. Hacker accesses your name and date of birth from  Facebook or any other social media profile.

2. With these details he goes to the Income Tax site and updates them. From there he obtains the PAN card and mobile numbers. (This applicable to Indians).

3. Then he gets a duplicate PANcard made.

4. After this he lodges a mobile theft complaint in a police station for your mobile number!

5. With the duplicate PAN card he gets a duplicate mobile SIM card from the mobile company for the same number.

6. Through internet banking he is now ready to access your account. 

7. He goes to the bank site and uses the "forgot my password" option.

8. Now he easily gets past other options and gets the  Internet banking PIN on the new duplicate SIM card. 

9. With in no time the fraudster can transfer all your hard earned money from your bank account to one of his own!

What you can do to prevent this from happening?

All those who use Net Banking are requested to edit the privacy setting of their public social media profiles at Facebook etc. to make them more secure. You can make your birth date and mobile number private or even delete such sensitive information as a safety measure.

This information was issued to alert the public off such a possibility of getting their bank accounts hacked in this way.

Share to as many people as possible.


*The above one is adopted from a message received:

M V Raja Raam 

 Oracle: ```*How can your bank account with internet banking facility can be hacked?

Rs. 10 coins have been issued both with rupee symbol and without it. Both are valid. Accept them without fear. 

To know more, give missed call to RBI at 14440

SMS Alert from RBI (Reserve Bank of India)

कार्ड नम्बर, सीवीवी, पिन, ओटीपी किसी को न बताएं। बैंक कभी नहीं पूछता।

Dear Customer, never ever share your Card number, expiry date, CVV, PIN, OTP, password with anyone. This can be misused. Bank never asks for such details.

SMS Alert from SBI (State Bank of India).

Dear Customer - Never share your personal confidential details like Card number/Card expiry date/CVV/OTP/Internet Password with anyone over unsolicited calls/SMS/IVR or e-mail seeking card activation or upgrade/income tax refund/reward point redemption. 

Public is hereby cautioned to be extra careful & to verify the credentials of any person asking money/advance payment for mobile tower installation in your premises. 

Department of Telecom & Team Jio

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