Sunday, 12 April 2015

RBI warns against 'balance checking' app

Crooks always come up with new tricks to con the gullible. Earlier, they asked the debit card holders to reveal the pin and cleaned their accounts. This time they are out to clean the accounts once again with a new application.

Cautioning public against a fraudulent bank account mobile app in its name, the 

Reserve Bank has said that it has not developed any such application. The RBI on 

Saturday warned the general public against using the application allowing a 

person to check balances in various bank accounts.

In a statement, the Central Bank said that it has come to its notice that a software 

application is doing rounds on WhatsApp purportedly to facilitate checking of 

balance in customers' bank accounts.

The software application has the RBI logo on it with the title 'All Bank Balance 

Enquiry No' and has listed several banks with either mobile number or call centre 


"The Reserve Bank wishes to clarify that it has not developed any such 

application. Members of public are, therefore, advised to use the application, if at 

all, at their own risk," RBI said.

My dear fellow Indians! Do not fall for the dubious tricks of the conmen. Do not 

reveal any information regarding your bank account details to anyone.