General Safety Tips

Do not share your confidential information like ATM Card details, Net/Mobile Banking passwords etc with anyone if you receive any calls/SMS/e-mail as Catholic Syrian Bank will never as for such details

  • Memorise your PIN. Do not write it down anywhere.
  • If your ATM card is lost or stolen, report to our Phone Banking Team 1800 266 9090(India) or 0422-6612300 immediately.
  • If your card gets stuck in the ATM, or if cash is not dispensed after you keying in a transaction, call your bank immediately.
  • Never allow anyone to stand near you or help you complete transactions while at an ATM.
  • If you have any complaint about your ATM/Debit/Credit Card transaction at an ATM, please take it up with your Card issuing bank.
  • If you get a transaction slip, tear into pieces it immediately after use if not needed.
  • Remember to take your card and cash with you. Cash retraction facility has been withdrawn.
  • Do not conduct any transaction if you find any unusual device connected to your ATM.
  • Change your ATM PIN number regularly.
  • Do not disclose your ATM PIN details to anyone.
  • Don’t use Internet Banking on shared computers and public places like cafes, libraries, etc.
  • Always log out from Internet Banking section and close your browser when you have finished your online banking.
  • Install necessary firewall and anti-virus software and keep it updated to detect malicious software.
  • Never disclose your Net Banking passwords to anyone.
  • Never write down your Net Banking password anywhere. Memorize it.
  • Make your password very strong.
  • Choose a strong password to keep your account and data safe.
  • Never write down your Mobile Banking M-Pin anywhere. Memorize it.
  • Change your M-Pin regularly.
  • If you change your phone number, please update with your nearest branch to ensure that you receive SMS Alerts for each transaction.
  • Be cautious while accepting offers such as open/download emails or attachments from known or unknown sources.
  • Be cautious while using Bluetooth in public places as someone may access your confidential data/information.
  • Don't click on unknown links in emails/social networking sites claiming to be from the bank.
  • Phishing is a technique employed by scamsters to illegally procure personal information like account numbers, Internet banking User ID’s and Passwords, etc.
  • The most frequently used method is to send a spam email to a large number of email IDs. The spam email is designed in such a way as to look exactly like an email sent by the bank.
  • The email simply asks the recipient to click on a link and enter their user id and password. Different techniques are used to lure the recipient to click on the link. Never click on any such link and never enter your login ID and Password without verifying the authenticity of the web page.
  • Vishing is one such attempt where fraudsters try to seek your personal information like Customer ID, Net Banking password, ATM PIN, OTP, Card expiry date, CVV etc. through a phone call.
  • Never share any personal information like Customer ID, ATM PIN, OTP etc. over the phone, SMS or email.
  • If in doubt, call on the Phone Banking number 1800 266 9090(India) / 0422-6612300 (NRI).
  • You may receive letters/emails from foreign entities/Individuals claiming to offer huge amounts of money in foreign currency, on the pretext of helping you in your business/ venture.
  • These may request for your bank account details and ask you to remit an initial deposit/commission so that they can transfer the money offered.
  • They may also claim that huge sums of money for disbursal of loans at cheap rates are kept in an account with the Reserve Bank of India (RBI), and may show copies of certificate/deposit receipts purported to have been issued by the Reserve Bank.
  • RBI does not maintain any account in the name of individuals / companies / trusts in India to hold funds for disbursal and it cautions you against such offers.
  • Also, RBI have received approvals/clarification requests from individuals/entities for effecting remittances in foreign currency towards commission/fees for receiving prizes won in overseas lottery schemes etc.
  • Do not participate in lottery-like schemes functioning under different names, such as, money circulation scheme or remittances for the purpose of securing prize money/awards, etc. These are prohibited under the Foreign Exchange Management Act, 1999.

Source - RBI Press Release: 2007-2008/770, Dated - December 7, 2007