Phishing and Vishing Scam warning from HDFC Bank

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Scams like Phishing and Vishing are designed to steal your web identity and personal data.

Phishing is carried out via fraudulent emails and Vishing is orchestrated via bogus voice messages and phone calls.

In case of doubt, do not click on any link provided in the e-mail


Do not give any confidential information such as password, customer id, Credit/Debit Card number or PIN,CVV,DOB to any e-mail request, even if the request is from government authorities like Income Tax department or any Card Association company like VISA or Master Card


Do not open unexpected e-mail attachments or instant message download links


Always check the web address carefully before sharing any sensitive information


For logging in, always type the website address (www.hdfcbank.com) on your web browser


The Padlock icon at the upper or bottom right corner of the webpage must be always 'On' during secure transactions

Ensure that you have installed the latest anti-virus/ anti-spyware/ personal firewall/ security patches on your computer or high end mobile phones


Use non-admin user ID for daily work on your computer


Do not access NetBanking or make payments using your Credit/ Debit Card from shared or unprotected computers in public places


Do not call and leave any personal or account details on any telephone system, voice message, e-mail or an SMS


Do not transfer funds to or share your account details with, unknown/ non-validated source, luring you with commission, attractive offers

CAUTION: Participation in any such act is illegal and can result in a jail term

Please follow these simple steps to avoid falling prey to these scams:

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