New Delhi: Every day, con artists invent new tactics to deceive gullible customers. The ICICI bank homepage is the subject of a current scam, about which the Delhi Police has issued a warning.
Users have received messages purporting to be from ICICI Bank, requesting that they verify their KYC information to avoid their accounts being blocked. The notification then instructs users to submit their information by clicking on a link.
Phishing attempts are on the rise, and a new fraud appears every day. ICICI bank account customers are the target of the new scam. The fraudster will send you an SMS purporting to be from the bank from an unknown number. The notification would notify users that if they do not disclose their KYC details, their ICICI bank account would be suspended. Along with the notification concerning account suspension, there is a link that takes customers to a bogus banking page. Scammers will get unauthorised access to your account and steal your savings if you submit your login details.
Sanjay Jha, a Twitter user, revealed the event after sharing a screenshot of a message he received from a number claiming to be from ICICI Bank. Jha included the official Twitter handles of ICICI Bank, Delhi Crime Branch, and others in his message. According to the screenshot given by Jha, the message was sent by a local user and was poorly written.
If you pay no attention to the message itself, you can deduce that it was not sent by ICICI Bank. The message has a sloppy spelling of the bank, with only the capitalised word capitalised and the rest in lower case. No corporation would ever deliver grammatically inaccurate messages to its customers. If you examine the URL closely, you will notice that it does not belong to the ICICI bank. Notably, the bank’s official websites all use the icicibank.com domain name and adhere to the HTTP protocol. A random number will never be used by the bank to send you a message.
The Delhi Police’s Cyber Crime Branch said that it is working to block a phoney ICICI Bank login website that was attempting to obtain client information, and cautioned users not to provide information without verification.
In a tweet, the DCP, Cyber Crime Branch said: “Thanks for sharing. This is a phishing link that takes to a fake ICICI Bank login page designed to harvest gullible user’s login credentials. Getting the site blocked and details checked.”
He was responding to a tweet of an user named Sanjay Jha, who posted: “Hi @ICICIBank_Care @ICICIBank see how this guy trying to cheat the Gullible customer. Stern action should be taken against this number for attempting to fraud customers.”