RBI cautions against fictitious What’s App messages

NEW DELHI, Apr 11: The Reserve Bank of India (RBI) today cautioned public against an application (app) which has become viral on messaging service What’s App, asking customers for their bank accounts to check their balances. ”It has come to the notice of the Reserve Bank of India that an app is doing rounds on What’s App purportedly to facilitate checking of balance in customers’ bank accounts. The application has an RBI logo with the title ‘All Bank Balance Enquiry No’ and has listed several banks with either a mobile number of call centre number”, the apex bank said in a statement. The RBI clarified that it has not developed any such application.

”Members of public are, therefore, advised to use the application, if at all, at their own risk,” it added.



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