What to do when debit card is lost?

What to do if debit card is lost. Read more to find out action and precaution taken if debit card is lost.

Your debit card may get lost due to many reasons like fraud, theft or loss of bag etc. Read more to find out what to do if your debit card is lost.

Call toll free number of respective bank for debit card lost

Immediately call respective bank of your lost debit card and inform customer care that it is lost. They will ask you some identification details like name, date of birth, address etc to avoid any further frauds.

Ask the bank to deactivate your debit card which is lost. If possible always note down debit card 16 digit number somewhere for such ready reference.
Below are some toll free numbers of some of banks-
ABN AMRO – 1800 11 2224
Canara Bank – 1800 44 6000
Citibank – 1800 44 2265
Corporatin Bank – 1800 443 555
Development Credit Bank – 1800 22 5769
HDFC Bank – 1800 227 227
ICICI Bank – 1800 333 499
ICICI Bank NRI – 1800 22 4848
IDBI Bank – 1800 11 6999
Indian Bank – 1800 425 1400
ING Vysya – 1800 44 9900
Kotak Mahindra Bank – 1800 22 6022
Lord Krishna Bank – 1800 11 2300
Punjab National Bank – 1800 122 222
State Bank of India – 1800 44 1955
Syndicate Bank – 1800 44 6655

Check whether any amount is withdrawn from debit card lost

Check immediately whether any amount has been withdrawn from lost debit card. You can make then make stop payment by calling above number for your respective account number so that no further amount is withdrawn.

Always keep account number of bank for debit card lost handy

To speed up process of deactivation of lost debit card, always keep account number of bank handy. Also keep 16 digit number of card handy somewhere.

Apply for new debit card

You can apply for the new debit card immediately once your lost debit card is deactivated to avoid inconvenience.

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Author: manisha pande03 Feb 2010 Member Level: Silver   Points : 1

All the information is very useful. It should be kept in mind that the debit card is just like signed blank check. It should be kept carefully and prevent it from any misuse.

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