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Safe Banking Online Tips



Phishing is a form of cyber attack in which scammers/attackers make Internet users divulge with sensitive information about their bank accounts and personal details. A common online phishing scam starts with a spoofed e-mail message that looks like an official notice from a trusted source, such as a bank, credit card company, or reputable online merchant. Such spoofed mails would tell the recipients to validate or update their personal credentials failing which their accounts would become inactive and direct them to a website that looks like the genuine organization's website. If unsuspecting customers follow the links in the mail and submit their personal credentials, those details would be actually going to the fraudsters who later use the credentials for placing the orders, services, transferring money from the accounts, etc, leading to identity theft.

Beware of Phishing

There has been increasing incidences of phishing recently which targets the customers of leading banks throughout the world including our Bank. Hence to alert the customers on such attacks which actually start through a spoofed e-mail purported to be sent by the Bank, we give below the modus operandi of the attacks, how they are perpetrated to get the personal credentials from unsuspecting customers and also how to avoid becoming victims to such attacks.

Avoid becoming phishing victim

Please be cautious of such fraudulent mails purported to have been sent by Uttarakhand Gramin Bank. Such mails ask the customers to validate or update their personal credentials by clicking on the links in the mails and threatening to restrict or block their accounts or similar such actions in case of non-response.

We would like to emphasize once again that Uttarakhand Gramin Bank will not ask for the customer's personal credential like ATM Card numbers, PINs, Internet Banking passwords through emails. If you receive any email claiming to be from Uttarakhand Gramin Bank requesting to update sensitive account information, please forward the email to ugb.cbs@rediffmail.com