What is Identity Theft?
Identity Theft is the deliberate use of someone else's identity, usually as a method to gain a financial advantage or obtain credit and other benefits in the other person's name and perhaps to the other person's disadvantage or loss. Identity Theft occurs when someone uses another's personally identifying information, like their name, identifying number, date of birth, etc. without their permission to commit fraud or other crimes.
How to protect yourself from Identity Theft?
- Whenever you give details like name, address, identity proof, address proof, etc., ensure that the person to whom details are being given is genuine and authorised by the Bank.
- Avoid sharing personal details at public places like malls, shopping complex or online under the pretext of gift or holiday packages, etc.
- Get in touch with your nearest branch or seek phone banking assistance in case of any suspicious calls.
- Ensure your correct mobile no. is registered for getting SMS alerts and review transactions regularly.
- Don't share your personal information on emails from unknown sender.
- Read the reviews about unknown organisations before responding to their emails.