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Online bank fraudsters active in State
Staff Reporter
 GUWAHATI, July 13 - With banking services suspended following the COVID pandemic situation, fraudsters are active to defraud unsuspecting people of their savings by posing as bank officials and trying to help people to get their KYC updated online on the plea that banks are closed.

 The modus operandi of these fraudsters is to call up unsuspecting people and identify themselves as bank officials. Then they inform the customer that their ATM card and accounts have been blocked as they have not updated their KYC particulars. Then they offer to update the KYC online as banks are closed.

The unsuspecting customer is then asked to download the app in Play Store. Once that is done, they ask for the ID number and then ask the unsuspecting customer to click the open option. In the process many unsuspecting customer may be defrauded of their hard earned money.

Concerned citizens are of the view that banks should inform and reach out to their customers through the media and mobile phones to alert them about the nefarious activities of fraudsters to defraud the people.

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