Be suspicious of any email with urgent requests for personal financial information.
Don't open unexpected e-mail attachments or instant message download links.
Banks and regulatory bodies like Reserve Bank of India (RBI), Income Tax (I.T) Dept. are publicizing awareness on phishing. Phishers now send emails resembling Yahoo / rediffmail, shopping sites or regulatory bodies, like RBI / I.T. dept., asking for confidential data.
Always check the web address carefully before sharing any sensitive information.
Avoid making online transactions at cyber cafes or public computers.