Block Digital payment accounts: India sees a manifold increase in digital payments. It makes life easier and ofcourse makes hassle-free payments . Online transactions are on the rise and in coming years it will go so far. Following the coronavirus pandemic, there has been a significant increase. According to the RBI’s monthly data, UPI transactions increased from Rs 9.83 lakh crore in April this year to Rs 10.73 lakh crore in August. It has been observed that most people use more than one UPI payment application. While it has made life easier, it has also had some negative consequences. Because all of these payment applications are stored on the smartphone, it can be problematic if it is lost or stolen. This is because there is always the possibility of such platforms being abused.
In such cases, the most important thing to do is to prioritise blocking all of your accounts. In this article, we will explain how to block your Google Pay, PhonePe and Paytm accounts.
How to block Google Pay account :
Step 1: Reach out to Google Pay or GPay via toll-free helpline on 1800-419-0157.
Step 2: Choose the option to talk to a specialist and provide all details to get your account blocked.
Here are step wise guide to block PhonePe:
Step 1: PhonePe users can call on helpline number 08068727374.
Step 2: You will have to provide below-mentioned details to the customer support executive:
- – Registered mobile number
- – E-mail ID registered with PhonePe
- – Last payment details like type, value, etc
- – Names of the bank accounts linked
- – Alternate mobile number, if any
Step 3: Your account will be temporarily blocked.
How to block your Paytm account; steps here
Step 1: Call Paytm Payments Bank Helpline – 0120 4456456 after getting your SIM blocked.
Step 2: Select ‘Report loss or unauthorized usage of wallet, debit card or savings account’ option
Step 3: Select ‘Lost Phone’ option
Step 4: Enter the Lost mobile number
Step 5: Select ‘Block Paytm account’ option