If you lose your phone, here’s how to block Paytm, Google Pay, and others Phone Sports

If you lose your phone, here's how to block Paytm, Google Pay, and others Phone Sports

Tech Highlights:

  • We have put together a step-by-step guide on how you can block Paytm, Google Pay, or Phone Pe in case you lose your phone. This will ensure that your UPI account stays safe you don’t have to worry about money being stolen from your account. You will have to submit one proof of account ownership which can be debit/ credit card statement showing Paytm account transactions, a confirmation email or SMS for a Paytm account transaction, proof of phone number ownership, or police complaint proof against lost or stolen phone. Select the option to talk to a specialist who should help you block your Google Play account. Alternatively, Android users can remote wipe their data so that no one can access your Google account from the phone, and hence the Google Pay app.

  • If your phone is lost, how can you stop payments apps from being misused? Services like Paytm, Google Pay, Phone Pe, and others have practically become necessities in India thanks to the Unified Payments Interface (UPI). Most users have at least one UPI-connected payment app on their phones. Although UPI provides an easy and secure way to send money to another person, if someone has access to your phone they might use it to send money. What occurs then if the gadget that contains all of your payment apps is stolen? There are actions you can take to prevent these services from being accessed in the event that your phone is lost or stolen.

After selecting preferred language, you will be asked if you wish to report a problem with your Phone Pe account, press the appropriate number. Enter the registered number and you will be sent an OTP for confirmation. Next, select the option for not having received OTP. You will be given an option report loss of SIM or device, select it. You will then be connected with a representative who should help you block your Phone Pe account after getting some details like phone number, email ID, last payment, value of last transaction, etc. Disclosure: Paytm’s parent company One97 is an investor in NDTV’s Gadgets 360.

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