The Reserve Bank of India (RBI) has cautioned banking customers to be aware about the "All Bank Balance Enquiry No" that is still being circulated on social media, especially on WhatsApp.
In a release, the central bank says, "It has come to the notice of the Reserve Bank that an app (application) is doing rounds on WhatsApp purportedly to facilitate checking of balance in customers' bank accounts. The application has an RBI logo with the title 'All Bank Balance Enquiry No' and has listed several banks with either a mobile number or call centre number."
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.