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Truecaller Bug Covertly Signs up Indians for UPI Account

Truecaller Bug Covertly Signs up Indians for UPI Account

Sentinel Digital DeskBy : Sentinel Digital Desk

  |  31 July 2019 11:19 AM GMT

New Delhi: In a nightmare for thousands of Truecaller users in India, a so-called bug automatically created their Unified Payments Interface (UPI) accounts with the ICICI Bank without their consent, triggering panic and hacking fears.

The affected users received an SMS from ICICI Bank — starting from late Monday evening till morning hours on Tuesday — saying “your registration for UPI app has started. If it was not you, report now to your bank. Do not share card details/OTP/CaVV with anyone to avoid a financial loss”. The message was enough to scare some users who immediately approached the ICICI Bank customer care, blocking their net banking and debit cards.

“It was like someone attempting to break into my Internet banking account. The ICICI Bank customer care staff told me there was some suspicious activity in my online account, hence I requested them to immediately block Internet banking and safeguard the funds,” one affected user said. (IANS)

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