Utility: SBI warns, don't scan these QR codes, otherwise the account will be empty

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In a recent statement, SBI has cautioned its customers not to scan any QR code from any person. Doing so can lead to the disappearance of all the money from the bank account. Apart from alerting SBI, it has also given some safety tips to its customers.


With the increasing digitization in the country, the number of cases of online frauds and cyber crimes has also reached a high level. The country's largest public sector bank SBI (State Bank of India) has issued a warning to its 44 crore customers in view of the increase in QR code fraud.

SBI alerted its customers through a tweet in which it wrote: 'You do not need to scan the QR code to receive money. Remember the safety tips every time you make a UPI payment.

The bank clarified that the QR code is only used for making payments and not for receiving payments. If someone receives a message to scan a QR to receive payment, they should never do so under any circumstances.

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The following security tips were also mentioned by SBI:

UPI ID must be verified before making any payment.

Security rules have to be followed while making UPI payments.

-UPI PIN is required only for money transfers and not for receiving money.

Before sending money, verify the mobile number, name, and UPI ID.

UPI PIN is not to be shared with anyone.

The scanner should be used properly for fund transfer.

Under no circumstances should help or solutions be sought from anyone other than official sources.

The Help section of the app is to be used for any payment or technical issues.

In case of any discrepancy, the resolution will be sought through the Bank's Grievance Redressal Portal https://crcf.sbi.co.in/ccf/.