Prevention is better than cure: CP Rachakonda

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Rachakonda:  Mr. Mahesh M. Bhagwat IPS., CP Rachakonda, and HDFC Bank officials participated in the “Mooh Bandh Rakho” campaign at CP Office Neredmet. This is a Campaign to create awareness of Cyber frauds.

In view of International Fraud Awareness Week 2020, HDFC Bank Ltd., today announced the launch of “Mooh Band Rakho,” a campaign to increase awareness on cyber frauds and preventing them. As part of the “Mooh Band Rakho” campaign, the HDFC team met Commissioner of Police, Rachakonda Cyberabad Mr. Mahesh M. Bhagwat. IPS today at Neredmet CP Office.

Mr. Mahesh M Bhagwat, IPS, Commissioner of Police, Rachakonda has appreciated the effort of creating awareness and mentioned that the awareness on the latest frauds to the general public is the need of the hour.

He thanked the management of the bank and has welcomed such a campaign and mentioned that the entire Rachakonda Police will support this cause and will raise awareness to the public.

He had mentioned that only by awareness this can be prevented and prevention is better than cure.

He further advised the public to refrain from sharing sensitive information over the phone and not to click unwanted links that come in social media and links that come through SMS and WhatsApp messages. CP has mentioned that some people have repeatedly got cheated multiple times on a single day. He further mentioned that a lot of retired employees are losing their hard-earned money to fraudsters. The bank officials said. The Bank will be conducting 1,000 workshops in the next 4 months across the country.

Following simple steps such as not sharing card details, CVV, Expiry Date, OTP Net Banking/ Mobile Banking Login ID & Password over Phone, SMS, email, and social media can help the general public keep their money safe. This campaign will talk about this and more.

It supports the International Fraud Awareness Week 2020, the global movement to minimize the impact of fraud which is being held from November 15 – 21. This is the 2nd year HDFC Bank is participating in this. The “Mooh Band Rakho” campaign was initially launched by the Bank to fight COVID – 19 and it has now been extended to fighting cyber fraud.

Rachakonda CP appreciated the efforts of Debraj Gupta, Zonal Head, G.Aravind, Regional Head, M.Rajasekhar Cluster Head, Vinod Kokala, State head. V Narsimha Rao. Branch Manager, Soma Sekhar Rao, Sai Uday Kumar, and Abdul Nayeem from the Investigations team.

Important points for the general public including bank customers to note:

HDFC Bank or any other bank will never ask for your OTP Net Banking/Mobile Banking

Password, Customer ID, UPI PIN for deferring your EMI payments.

Please do not share any confidential details with anyone over phone, SMS, Email with anyone.

Secure Banking tips:

Do not share PIN. passwords, bank details with anyone.

Keep your bank informed when you change your address, contact number, or email ID.

Our Citizen Reporter

B. Bharath Reddy
Telangana

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