The State Bank of Pakistan (SBP) has reiterated not to share personal details during fake calls.
It has been revealed to the State Bank of Pakistan (SBP) that unscrupulous elements are making phone calls to individuals, impersonating as officials of SBP or other agencies in an attempt to seek personal information regarding their deposit accounts on the pretext that SBP is collecting information from banking customers in light of the covid-19 emergency.
In a few instances, the fraudsters also claimed that the information is required to ensure smooth functioning of their accounts in case ATM services are unavailable.
State Bank of Pakistan never seeks details of account holders of any banks and all such calls made on its behalf are a hoax with fraudulent intentions. The public is, therefore, advised not to respond to any such calls and provide sensitive information.
Please report such calls to your bank immediately. In addition, these call can also be reported to SBP helpline at 021-111-727-273 (during business hours) or at email [email protected]