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What is Phishing?

  • Sending e-mail messages that look like they are from your bank, asking you to visit a Web site that looks like the bank's in order to confirm account information is commonly known as Online Phishing.
  • Never give out your PAN, credit or debit card number or other personal information over the phone, by mail, or on the Internet unless you have a trusted business relationship with the company and you have initiated the call. Identity thieves have been known to call their victims with a fake story that goes something like this. "Today is your lucky day! You have been chosen by the Lotto Lucky Prize to receive a free trip to the Singapore. All we need is your PAN number, credit card number and expiration date to verify you as the lucky winner." .
  • Before you click on a link, right-click on those links to see if their URL addresses match the name of the business or organization.
  • Watch out for the signs in the picture before entering your data in any bank website.