If you get any pop-up to download an app called ‘Any Desk’ to your mobile from Play store or App store, beware. It could be a fraud to rob you off your financial information and then funds.
In an alert sent to banks, the Reserve Bank of India (RBI) has warned that a new modus operandi to commit fraud on digital payment ecosystems has been noticed and fraudulent transactions using Unified Payment Interface (UPI) are increasing.
Fraudsters would lure victims to download the ‘AnyDesk’ app using some pretext. A nine-digit app code will be generated on user’s device which the fraudster would ask the victim to share and this would will be followed by request to grant permissions. Once done, victim’s mobile is virtually in the hands of fraudster with the all key data.