Online share trading safety tips from Sharekhan

The widespread use of the Internet for online transactions & a general lack of awareness in safeguarding oneself from the threats involved in doing the same are leading to an increase in the number of cyber crimes and various frauds causing financial losses & theft of personal or confidential information.

To ensure that you don't fall prey to any such incidents, we would like to share with you the following list of information security do's & dont's that will help you trade wisely as well as securely with Sharekhan.

Do not click on any links received in your e-mails to connect to the Sharekhan website. Always type the website address in your web browser instead.
A typical phishing link may look like http://www.sharkhan.com/ (Notice the missing "e" in the link). Scrolling the mouse over the link would show the real address in the browser status bar.
Always check the web address carefully before sharing any sensitive information.
Confirm presence of the padlock icon at the upper or bottom right corner of the webpage for all secure transactions. You can double click on it to see the certificate and verify authenticity of the webpage.
Do not open unexpected e-mail attachments & never give out information such as your password, customer id, trade details to any e-mail requests, even if the request is from a seemingly genuine organization.
Ensure that you have installed the latest anti-virus/ anti-spyware/ personal firewall/ security patches on your computer or high end mobile phones.
Avoid accessing your online trading account from shared or unprotected computers in public places.
Beware of Vishing calls, that try to extract your confidential information over the phone, to thwart identity theft and related risks.
Do not share your account or personal details with, unknown/ non-validated source, luring you with commission or attractive offers.
Do not handover cash, blank cheques, blank delivery instruction slips to anyone. Fill up all the necessary details in the forms/cheques before doing so.
Stay aware & updated regarding the latest online security tips.




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