Recently, I applied for a credit card(from a bank based in India), After I completed my online application, I received an SMS(from a number which usually sends me my transaction details), which had a link to
verifi.me. I clicked on the link and then it asked me for access to my email account(Gmail or Outlook or Yahoo). When I checked the permissions, it was asking for almost every possible permission(except the password, of course).
After I provided the access, it went on to ask me to log in to my LinkedIn account, asking me for a full set of permissions. After this, it asked me for my Facebook account access with all sorts of read access(thankfully, it didn't ask for permissions to post).
I have never seen this before. So, my question is:
Is this a standard procedure(taking all social media details for checking the credibility), while applying for a credit card? If it helps, the website was verifi.me, and it was a secured site.
I Googled about this website, but couldn't find much apart from the official page of the website.