State Bank of Pakistan advises not to share personal details on calls
KARACHI: The State Bank of Pakistan (SBP) has advised people not to share personal information like Computerised National Identity Card (CNIC) number, bank account number and password on fake calls from individuals impersonating as officials of the central bank.
The bank has advised public to inform such incident to law enforcement agencies and approach their banks immediately in case of any loss arising because of leakage of personal information.
“It has been noticed that time and again fraudsters make phone calls to individuals, impersonating as officials of the SBP or other agencies, seeking personal information about their deposit accounts maintained with commercial banks and threatening that their accounts will be closed or frozen in case of non-verification of their credentials,” said a press release.
The press release said, “it is reiterated that SBP/ Banks/ Micro Finance Banks do not seek personal details including PIN, CNIC number, one time password (OTP), accounts number, etc. from the account holders on telephone calls.”
It said public was once again advised not to share their credentials/personal information on such calls with any individual and report details of those calls to SBP helpline at 021-111-727-273 or email at [email protected]