STOCK MARKET BSE NSE

Customers beware! Punjab National Bank warns about fake portal created by fraudsters

In the wake of the COVID-19 pandemic, banks have started providing most of their services online. In such a scenario, it is important to know if the information one comes across is legit.

Published: 21st August 2021 04:43 PM  |   Last Updated: 21st August 2021 04:43 PM   |  A+A-

Punjab National Bank. (Photo | PTI)

By Online Desk

With the world moving towards digital currency and online payment systems, the number of cybercrimes and frauds has also increased. 

In the wake of the COVID-19 pandemic, banks have started providing most of their services to customers online.

In such a scenario, it is very important for those who make use of online banking services to know if the information one receives or comes across is legit.

Punjab National Bank (PNB) has warned its customers of a fake complaint portal of the bank that is doing the rounds on social media. 

"Do not fall prey to complaint portal fraud. Customers, take note," PNB said in a tweet. "Please note that the bank does not have a complaint portal by the name of www.complaintsqueryregister.com. The fake portal carries the bank's logo and is being circulated on social media with the intention of defrauding our customers," PNB said in the advisory.

The bank advised its customers to file their complaints/grievances only through its official channels.


Last week, PNB had asked its customers to report any fraudulent mails and messages to the National Cyber Crime Reporting Portal.

On August 14, the bank had put out a tweet warning its customers and asked them to always check the official website for offers and contests.

"Isn’t something fishy? The answer is if you haven’t participated in a lottery, you can’t win it. Report such incidents of fraudulent messages on https://cybercrime.gov.in. Be mindful," it tweeted.



Comments

Disclaimer : We respect your thoughts and views! But we need to be judicious while moderating your comments. All the comments will be moderated by the newindianexpress.com editorial. Abstain from posting comments that are obscene, defamatory or inflammatory, and do not indulge in personal attacks. Try to avoid outside hyperlinks inside the comment. Help us delete comments that do not follow these guidelines.

The views expressed in comments published on newindianexpress.com are those of the comment writers alone. They do not represent the views or opinions of newindianexpress.com or its staff, nor do they represent the views or opinions of The New Indian Express Group, or any entity of, or affiliated with, The New Indian Express Group. newindianexpress.com reserves the right to take any or all comments down at any time.

flipboard facebook twitter whatsapp