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Phishing Emails or Letters.

Phishing' is when criminals use scam emails, text messages or phone calls to trick their victims. The aim is often to make you visit a website, which may download a virus onto your computer, or steal bank details or other personal information. 
(Source: National Cyber Security Centre)
    

We have been informed that a few of our customers are receiving phishing emails/letters from scammers pretending to be from SBI UK.
We take information security very seriously and ask that you also be vigilant in order to prevent fraud and to help protect our common interests.
 
 How to Spot a Phishing email
•    Phishing emails tend to ask for urgent payments.
•    Look out whether the email address is correctly spelt, cyber criminals tend to use similar email addresses to trick you. Ensure the domain is trustworthy.  
•    Phishing emails often look different to the official emails sent by the organisations.
•    Beware of the unusual attachments sent with the email, it could likely be an attempt to trick you to click on a link that will download malware. 

Derived from ‘malicious software’, malware is any kind of software that can damage computer systems, networks, or devices. 
(Source: National Cyber Security Centre).

•    If you spot any of these, don’t reply, just delete the email.
 
Remember SBI UK will never,
•    Request for sensitive information such as passwords or OTP (One Time Password).
•    Ask for any upfront payment of charges.
•    Send a link to make a payment¬.
 
How to Report Suspicious Messages:
If you’ve received a text or an email that you believe is suspicious, to check the authenticity of the letter, please contact your nearest SBI UK branch or write to us at  customerservices.sbiuk@statebank.com.

Stay informed about common phishing techniques and tactics. Knowing what to look for can help you recognize and avoid threats!


 

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