KARACHI: State Bank of Pakistan (SBP) has said that unscrupulous elements are making phone calls to individuals, impersonating as officials of SBP or other agencies, seeking personal information from people.
State Bank of Pakistan (SBP) said that scammer seek information regarding their deposit accounts on the pretext that SBP is collecting information from banking customers in light of emergency declared in the country due to COVID-19.
In some instances, the fraudsters also claim that the information is required to ensure smooth functioning of their accounts in case ATM services become unavailable.
SBP reiterated that it never seeks details of account holders of any bank and all such calls made on its behalf are a hoax and with fraudulent intentions and advised public to not respond to any such calls and provide any information.
The state bank asked people to report such calls to their bank immediately and In addition, these call can also be reported to SBP helpline at 021-111-727-273 (during business hours) or at email [email protected]