Delhi Police Warn Users Against Spreading Fake Link to ICICI Webpage to Deceive Users


The recent scam circulating concerns the ICICI bank webpage about which Delhi police have issued a warning.

STRONG POINTS

  • Delhi Police have issued a warning regarding a fake ICICI bank webpage.
  • Users received messages claiming from ICICI Bank asking them to verify their KYC details
  • The message then prompts users to click a link to submit the details.

Every day scammers come up with new ways to fool people. The recent scam circulating concerns the ICICI bank webpage about which Delhi police have issued a warning. Users have received messages claiming from ICICI Bank asking them to verify their KYC details in order to prevent their accounts from being suspended. The message then prompts users to click a link to submit the details.

Phishing attacks are on the increase and every day a new scam appears. The latest scam targets ICICI bank account holders. The scammer will text you from an unknown number claiming to be from the bank. The message will notify users that their ICICI bank account will be suspended if they do not share KYC details. There is also a link shared with the account suspension note that leads users to a fake banking page. And if you enter your login credentials, crooks will gain illegal access to your account and steal your savings.

The incident came to light after Twitter user Sanjay Jha shared a screenshot of a message he received from a number claiming to be from ICICI bank. Jha in his tweet had tagged the official Twitter IDs of ICICI Bank, Delhi Criminal Branch and more. The screenshot shared by Jha reveals that the message was sent by a local user and the message was poorly written.

If you pay little attention to the message itself, you would be able to understand that the ICICI bank did not send it. The message carries a disheveled spelling of the bank, only the is in upper case while the other words are in lower case. No company would ever send messages to users in a grammatically incorrect language. Now if you look closely at the link it clearly shows that it is not owned by ICICI bank. Notably, all of the bank’s official websites have the domain name icicibank.com, and it strictly follows the HTTP protocol. The bank will never send you a message from a random number.

Responding to Jha’s tweet, the Cybercrime DCP said, “Thanks for sharing. This is a phishing link that leads to a fake @ICICIBank login page designed to harvest credentials from a gullible user.
Getting the blocked site and checking the details.

It is not something new. Scammers come up with new, credible ways to steal user credentials. Such messages always circulate on the messaging platforms and carry a link. The trick is to never click on a link or share details without checking the source of the message.

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