‘Be like Binod’: SBI uses viral ‘Binod’ trend to warn against online frauds

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  • State Bank of India (SBI) has tweeted using Binod to spread awareness about online safety while banking
  • Binod, is one of the latest memes which is everywhere on social media

Over the past few days, a number of brands and other social media users have been tweeting about Binod. But do you know who this Binod? For those of you who are clueless, here is the answer. Binod, is one of the newest memes everywhere in social media. Everyone used to send creative messages.

State on loans State Bank of India (SBI) has tweeted using Binod for the dissemination of awareness about online security while banking. “Only if everyone behaved like #Binod when online, there will be a report of fraud is lower.”

Along with the tweet, banks also have to share a picture that read, “This is Binod. Binod likes to share his own name in Social Media, not the details of his bank. Be like Binod.”

Paytm, among other companies, joined the most popular internet trend by changing its official Twitter handle to ‘Binod’ for a short while.

This came as a response to a request from a Twitter user named ‘@GabbbarSingh’, who asked Paytm to change its name on the micro-blogging site. Gabbar wrote “@Paytm..Can you change your name to Binod? Be a sport. C’mon.”

Paytm responded to his tweet with “Done” and changed its name to Binod.

A number of police departments, including Mumbai Police, Jaipur Police and Nagpur City police also joined the trend. Mumbai Police requested everyone named Binod to change their online passwords if they contained their first name.

This Binod trend started when a YouTube channel, Slayy Point, shared a video where creators Abhyudaya and Gautami Kawale, decided to roast the comments section of Indian YouTube videos. In the video titled “Why Indian Comments Section is Garbage (BINOD),” published on July 15, the creators showed their subscribers some of the strangest comments they have received. They highlighted a comment from a user named Binod, which simply had his first name “Binod” in the comments section.

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