Google Pay issues advisory to curb UPI fraudsters

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Google Pay, a leading player in the United Payments Interface (UPI)-based payments gamut, has released an advisory, detailing the ways which can help users to protect themselves from being subjected to fraud on the platform.

google payGoogle Pay has requested the users to keep their UPI PIN a secret, download trusted apps only and make use of the payment app to reach customer care.

The advisory comes in the milieu of amplified cases of fraud, where money from bank accounts of users have been deceived using UPI.

“As UPI has grown in India, it has brought into the fold many users who are new to digital payments. The key to the continued success of the rails is user education, to ensure that users transact digitally in a way that’s aware and secure,” said Ambarish Kenghe, Director, Product Management, Google Pay.

The recent communication released is part of a broader user education initiative that Google had announced for India earlier this year in partnership with the Data Security Council of India and several ecosystem partners, such as the banks and fintech companies, it said. It will continue to do outreach over the coming months, Google Pay said.    

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