Monday, February 26, 2024

Stolen phone? How to secure PhonePe, Google Pay and Paytm UPI ID

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Have you ever wondered how you can block your UPI (Unified Payments Interface) ID like PhonePe, Google Pay, or Paytm if your phone is stolen? If not, don’t worry, here we will tell you some solutions by which you can keep the UPI apps of stolen phone safe.

The first step when the phone is stolen is to block the phone. If you have blocked the phone, the thief will not be able to try to access it. Next, follow the following steps to keep UPI apps secure:

1. Wipe device remotely

If your phone gets stolen and you’ve given up hope of finding it, remotely wiping the phone may be an option. With this you can keep all the data stored in your phone safe, such as UPI password, bank details, etc.

2. Use operating system services

Most smartphone manufacturers and operating systems have provided services to protect the phone if it is stolen. Using these services you can remotely lock your phone and wipe the data stored in it.

3. Inform the bank and UPI service provider

If the phone is stolen, immediately inform your bank and UPI service provider. With this they can block your UPI ID so that a thief cannot use it.

4. Use two-step verification

If two-step verification is available in your UPI app, use it. This will add another layer of protection to your security.

Having your phone stolen can be a painful experience, but with the above methods you can keep your phone’s UPI apps safe. It is always good to be vigilant when it comes to security and ensure that your financial data cannot be accessed in an unauthorized manner.

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