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Workshop held to sensitize micro finance customers


Azamgarh: A workshop on ‘Grahako ke Suraksha Siddhant’ (Security Principles for Customers) was organized by Micro Finance Association of Uttar Pradesh in association with the Small industrial Development Bank of India (SIDBI) under its ‘Poorest States Inclusive Growth Programme’ (PSIG) at the Police Lines on Friday. The SIDBI is implementing the PSIG, a project supported by UKAid through Department For International Development (DFID).

The Azamgarh SP Prof Triveni Singh addressed the workshop as the chief guest. He said that the micro finance companies give small loans un to Rs 40,000 to 50,000 to the poor people at village level. These people are not financially literate, and they may become victim of criminal fraudulence.

He said that by applying new techniques of cyber crime the criminals used to trap less-literate people. The main objective of the workshop is to sensitize the micro finance customers to be alert and not fall prey to cyber criminals. “Don’t share your OTP (one-time pass word) with anyone, don’t give details of your debit card or disclose the amount in your account,” he said and suggested not to give any detail of account on phone call. Such awareness campaign is being conducted to apprise the customers of security measures to save their money, he added.



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